http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Geoff Maslen. Australia’s universities are burdened by massive quantities of red tape imposed on them by federal and state government regulations, differing acts set down by parliament and the need to provide the same information to various government departments. Last week, a report of a national review into higher education red tape called for a significant reduction, with the higher education sector’s main regulatory body having its functions sharply curtailed. The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency was established in 2011 to act, along with a higher education standards panel and an Australian qualifications framework council, as an agency for maintaining quality. More...