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Universities and government need to rethink their relationship with each other before it’s too late


Shutterstock Hannah Forsyth, Australian Catholic University I’m reading Thomas Carlyle’s poetic classic, The French Revolution, published in 1837. It occurred to me that the historical narrative of Australian universities and their relationship to government is like that revolution, but in reverse. Carlyle summarised the goal of the French Revolution with the refrain “victorious analysis”. This was the foundation of Australia’s …

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