The Australian Universities Accord

The Albanese Government released the Australian Universities Accord Final Report on 25 February. Promising an ambitious reform of the higher education sector, the report provides 47 recommendations with the aim of increasing the tertiary attainment rate from 60 percent to 80 percent by 2050 with an emphasis on making the higher education system more equitable.

CAUL welcomes the Accord’s aims, and will be providing a response to the Report and how CAUL can support these initiatives. 

You can read CAUL’s Response to the Universities Accord Discussion Paper which addresses the role of university libraries in supporting the Accord’s aims, the potential for Open Educational Resources to reduce the cost of study, the role of open science to solve big challenges, and a commitment to lifelong learning.

Author Katya Henry
Last modified 6 March 2024