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Bachelor non-completers

Medhora, S. (2019, January 23). Uni dropouts earn more than those who never attempt a degree, research finds. JJJ Hack.

Dodd, T. (2019, January 23). Uni dropouts earn more than those who never goThe Australian.

Smith, L. (2019, January 23). Not finishing uni has advantages: study. Campus Review.

University third party and private providers

Ross, J. (2019, March 23).  Independent colleges ‘outperform university subcontractors'.Timer Higher Education.

Ross, J. (2019, March 12).  Disadvantaged Australians diverted into ‘third party’ tuition. Times Higher Education. 

Student military veterans

Wagner, I. (2019, March 12). Western to research and promote veteran participation in higher education. Western Sydney University.

Hare, J. (2019, March 5). Letter from Australia: A very veteran affairWonkhe.

Department of Veterans' Affairs. (2018). Supporting veterans in tertiary education, Vetaffairs Summer 2018, 34(4), p.8.

Niesche, C. (2018, August 15). Let’s encourage former soldiers to enrol in university courses. The Australian.

Wainwright, S. (2018, August 9). Australian Defence Force veterans can feel marginalised at university, study finds. ABC News.

Student equity in higher education

The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (2017). Informing Policy and Practice III: 2016 Student Equity in Higher Education Research Grants Program Projects. The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education. Curtin University: Perth.

Student attrition

Hare, J. (2017, June 7). Non university providers account for more dropouts. The Australian.

Student re-recruitment

Ross, J. (2018, November 4). Universities ‘unfairly penalised’ for dropouts. Times Higher Education.

ABC Radio. (2018, June 27). Dropping out of university. With Cathy Van Extel on Radio National, Big Ideas.

Higher Education Standards Panel. (2018). Final Report on Improving Completion, Retention and Success in Higher Education. Department of Education and Training. June 2018.

Higher Education Standards Panel. (2017). Discussion Paper on Improving Completion, Retention and Success in Higher Education. Department of Education and Training. June 2017.

Hawkins, R., Newitt, H., Piat, M., & Pfeiffer, N. (2017). Mental Health in Australian (North Queensland) Tertiary Students. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 3(3), Special Edition: Mental Health, December, 2017.

Productivity Commission. (2017, October 24). University Education, Shifting the Dial: 5 year Productivity Review, Supporting Paper No. 7, Canberra.

Hare, J. (2017, March 15). Undecided students need a degree of care. The Australian.

Hare, J. (2017, March 15). Equity students more satisfied but still likely to drop out. The Australian.

Universities Australia. (2017, March 15). Half of university 'drop-outs' in official figures actually return to study. Universities Australia.

Cervini, E. (2015, August 23). Drop out, drop in: It’s time universities re-recruited their discontinued students. The Age.

Student equity and employability

Ross, J. (2017, April 12). Employability programs ‘drop ball on equity’. The Australian.

Student Equity in Australian Higher Education

Towers, K. (2016, May 4). Dawkins led overhaul ‘needs an update’. The Australian.

NCSEHE (2016, April 26). NCSEHE Roundup 26 April 2016. NCSEHE Newsletter.

Bexley, E. (2016, April 13). Ideas for Australia: Degrees are more necessary than ever before, but the rewards aren't as great. The Conversation.

Ziguras, C. (2016, April 25). Access the advantage: industry will benefit from international students, regardless of wealth.Campus Review.

La Trobe University. (2016, May 16). Book launch: Student Equity in Australian Higher Education: Twenty-five years of A Fair Chance for All. UniNews. 28(15).


Ross, J. (2017, April 19). First-in-family data ‘lacks robustness’. The Australian.

Performance based funding

Ross, J. (2018, December 31). Concern over timeline for Australian performance funding scheme. Times Higher Education.

Hare, J. (2018, December 4). Letter from Australia, surfing the metric tide. Wonkhe.

Dodd, T. (2018, December 4). Complex data may skew the funding. The Australian.

Parker, S. & Hare, J. (2017, November 21). The education war on attrition. Pursuit, The University of Melbourne.

Jacks, T. (2017, May 15). Universities fear 'catastrophic' funding cuts under new performance targets. The Age.

The Daily 2SER. (2017, April 4). Should Uni Funding be Tied to Performance?. 2SER (FM 107.3).

ABC Radio Canberra. (2017, April 4). Performance based funding for universities, interview with Dr Andrew Harvey.

Tertiary Admissions Practices

Cook, H. (2019, February 14). 'I'd prefer to do something I love', Top students shun law, medicine, The Age.

Pilcher, S. & Torii, K. (2018, March). Crunching the number: Exploring the use and usefulness of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), Mitchell Institute Paper No. 01/2018. Mitchell Institute, Melbourne.

Heagney, M. & Benson, R. (2017, March 12). How mature-age students succeed in higher education: implications for institutional support, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation. (2016, November 16) Calls for greater ATAR transparency, interview with Matt Brett. Radio National Drive.

Higher Education Standards Panel. (2016) Improving the transparency of Higher Education admissions. Department of Education and Training.

Norton, A., & Cakitaki, B. (2016) Mapping Australian higher education 2016. Grattan Institute.

Scott, R. (2016, July 28). Political inertia on higher education and questions for a public inquiry. TJ Ryan Foundation.

Towers, K. (2016, May 19). University schemes ‘a mystery’ to poorer students. The Australian.

Towers, K. (2016, May 18). Low-SES, regional students struggle with university admission. The Australian.

Radio Adelaide (2016, March 4). Should we scrap the ATAR?, interview with chief investigator Dr Andrew Harvey, Radio Adelaide 101.5 FM Digital.

Enabling programs

Hare, J. (2017, July 5). Free enabling programs key to education equity: Andrew Harvey. The Australian.

Hansard for Australian Senate (2017, May 31). Education and Employment Legislation Committee Estimates.

Hare, J. (2016, September 14). Higher education regulator TEQSA eyes disparities in attrition. The Australian.

NCSEHE (2016, August 30). NCSEHE Roundup 30 August 2016. NCSEHE Newsletter.

Disadvantaged student enrolments

O'Keeffe, D. (2017, May 3). VU rejig to help disadvantaged will cost 115 academics’ jobs. The Australian.

Ross, J. (2016, February 3). Enrolments of disadvantaged students rise slowly. The Australian.

Matchett, S. (2016, April 21). Pipeline not flowing. Campus Morning Mail.

Critical Interventions Framework, Part 2

Bennett, A. (2016, June 29). Six ways to improve equity in Australian universities. The Conversation.

Inclusive excellence

Hare, J. (2015, July 15). Equity and diversity integral to new university rankings.The Australian.

Nested courses

O'Keeffe, D. (2017, November 8). Report urges closer ties between bush unis, VET colleges. The Australian.

O'Keeffe, D. (2016, July 13). Undergraduate courses need exit points: La Trobe researchers. The Australian.

Higher Education Partnerships and Participation Programme

Zacharias, N. (2017). The Australian student Equity Programme and institutional change: Paradigm shift or business as usual? The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE). Curtin University: Perth.

O'Keeffe, D. (2016, September 7). Higher education participation program needs stable funding. The Australian.

Matchett, S. (2016, September 7). IRU backs HEPPP. Campus Morning Mail.

Innovative Research Universities (IRU). (2016, September 5). Improving equity in higher education participation IRU response to HEPPP evaluation.

Globalization opportunities for low socio‐economic status and regional students

Cervini, E. (2018, 28 November). Language studies in universities the reserve of the privileged. The Australian.

Get Regional. (2018, October). Students from bush miss out on language learning, Get Regional.

Out-of-home care

Knight, R. & Rossi, S. (2018, September). Children in out-of-home care and their educational outcomes, a literature review September 2018. QUT Business School and the Pyjama Foundation.

Kirkham, R. (2018, 11 December). Advocates call for policy change to improve access to higher education. The Courier.

La Trobe University News (2018, 8 November). Erica's scholarship helps her inspire young learners, La Trobe University News.

Nixon, M. (2018, August 22). Care leavers and HE: barriers that hinder and support that works. Times Higher Education.

Ruah Community Services (June 2017). Positive Futures: experiences of school and further education in out-of-home care (Fremantle, Rockingham & Kwinana Western Australia). Project report.

Ross, J. (2017, 5 April). La Trobe report urges unis to tap potential of ‘care leavers’. The Australian.

Akerman, T. (2017, January 31). University degree is achievable with some useful care. The Australian.

McDowall, J. J. (2016). CREATE's Go Your Own Way resource for young people transitioning from care in Australia: An evaluation. Sydney: CREATE Foundation.

St Saviors. (July 2016). Transition to Leaving Care. Research report.

Tsorbaris, D. (2016, June 21). Not good enough: Raising expectations for young Australians leaving care. Pro Bono News.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (2015, March 11). Out-of-home care: Interview with Chief Investigator, Dr Andrew Harvey, ABC PM.

Centre for Excellence in Child & Family Welfare. (2015, August 5). Improving Educational Outcomes for Young People Leaving Care [media release].

Cervini, E. (2015, March 23). University could transform those leaving care – but no welcome mat laid out. The Age.

Hare, J. (2015, August 5). $724k grant to boost tertiary study for abused youth. The Australian.

La Trobe University. (2015, August 10). La Trobe wins Myer Large Grant. UniNews. 27(27).

La Trobe University. (2015, March 12). Out of care and out of uni options. UniNews.

Loussikian, K. (2015, March 11). Foster care leavers need extra support in higher education. The Australian.

McCallum, A. (2015, April 20), Young people leaving foster homes at 18 still need care. The Age.

Mendes, P. (2015, March 16). Young people not supported after they leave care. Eureka Street.

Passmore, D. (2015, March 14). Queensland ejects hundreds of youngsters a year from state care as they turn 18. The Courier Mail.

New migrant groups

O'Keeffe, D. (2016, October 19). Project to help mature-aged students get to university. The Australian.

Harman, S. (2016, October 25). Study looks to boost numbers. Sunraysia Daily.

Zydower, M. (2016, October 20). Boosting higher education for new migrants. La Trobe University [media release].

La Trobe University. (2016, October 17). La Trobe receives grant for research into raising university participation of new migrant groups. UniNews. 28(37).

Whitsed, T. (2016, October 27). Education opportunities. Shepparton News.

WIN Bendigo. (2016, October 21). WIN News, Bendigo.

WIN Shepparton. (2016, October 21). WIN News, Shepparton.

ABC Goulburn Murray FM Radio. (2016, October 24). ABC 06:30 News, Wodonga.

ABC Mildura - Swan Hill FM Radio. (2016, October 24). ABC 06:30 News, Mildura.

ABC Goulburn Murray FM Radio. (2016, October 24). ABC 07:30 News, Wodonga.

ABC Mildura - Swan Hill FM Radio. (2016, October 24). ABC Breakfast news headlines, Mildura.

ABC Goulburn Murray FM Radio. (2016, October 25). Pre-recorded Interview with Anthony Moran. ABC Breakfast, Wodonga.