Australia is in the early stages of a time of seismic change. Change at a pace and magnitude not seen since the industrial revolution.
To make the dramatic economic transformation that lies ahead, Australia must invest heavily in the smarts and skills of our people.
Our universities are key to fuel the innovation, industries and jobs to compete in the coming ‘knowledge economy’.
Our global competitors are investing heavily in their universities, while Australia’s investment has fallen to second last of the world’s advanced economies.
Australia now faces a stark choice. We either make a ‘game changing’ public investment in university education and research – or we’ll fall behind those that do.
There has never been a more important time to #FundOurFuture.