Higher Education Review - Universities Accord

The Universities Accord is the first major review of higher education policy since 2008 and was announced by Education Minister Jason Clare in November 2022. 

Accord news and NTEU reaction

NTEU Universities Accord Review Final Report Briefing

On February 28, 2024, NTEU held a briefing in response to the release of the Universities Accord Review Final Report on Febuary 25. Facilitated by Dr Alison Barnes, NTEU National President, it featured Dr Terri McDonald, NTEU Director Policy & Research, and Adam Frogley, NTEU Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Director. The meeting discussed the implications of the report for the sector.

Downloadable slides from our briefing:

Universities Accord Forum

We held an online forum on 2 August 2023 on the Universities Accord Interim Report and a recent Australia Institute on the higher education sector. Hosted by Dr Alison Barnes, NTEU National President, and featuring Dr Jim Stanford (Centre For Future Work) and Dr Terri MacDonald and Kieran McCarron (NTEU).

Forum Presentations (PDF)





The Universities Accord report has been released and finally acknowledges that our sector is in crisis. Download NTEU Factsheet about the report recommendations, as well our posters to put up in your workplace.





Why we need better universities - for staff, students and the public good

If you don't work or study at a university or TAFE, or if you're just unfamiliar with higher education, read this brief summary of the key issues and why we're lobbying for change.

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