A storm is brewing
The paper outlined the most radical overhaul of universities in decades.
Among the reforms, Colleges of Advanced Education (CAEs) would need to merge with larger universities. The Dawkins reforms cut government funding to encourage ‘competitiveness’.
Research-intensive universities criticised the move, seeing the mergers as a ‘dumbing down’ of the university system.
- John Dawkins, The Australian, 8 October 1987