Australian universities in crisis and how they could be re-directed

Friday, 15 September 2023 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Marie Brennan has been Professor at several universities  and has researched and written about the dire changes in our university system since the 90s. She outlines the moves to a more commercialised, top-down management model, in which academic staff have less say, and many have become demoralised and burnt out. This is a gender equity issue, as many of the casual staff left carrying the load are women.

The quality of the education being provided by our universities has been greatly diminished in the process of all the economic rationalist restructuring over the last few decades.

On a positive note, Marie shares her ideas about how universities could be re-directed.


Action on the Yes vote

Apologies for the 'minute of silence' when Jennifer spoke about the Walk on Sunday, 17th of September, 12:00 at the State Library in Melbourne. This is to support a Yes vote for the referendum in October to have an Aboriginal advisory group to parliament.

More details can be found here:

Friday 10:00am to 10:30am
Think Again offers weekly conversations and reflections about current events, trends and public pronouncements on contemporary and emerging issues. The show moves beyond what we read and hear via the public and ‘social’ media, to invite alternative possibilities to guide our thinking, living and organising.


Jennifer Borrell & Jacques Boulet