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Melbourne CSHE and KPMG Seminar: How to achieve … an equitable tertiary education system

Event Details
Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer, Asia Building Swanston Street, Parkville Campus, The University of Melbourne
20 February 2026
5:30pm to 7:45pm

Event presented by the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education at The University of Melbourne and KPMG

A recording of the seminar is available here.

Invited speakers:

  • Andrew Norton, Higher Education Program Director with the Grattan Institute
  • Andrew Harvey, Director of the Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research at La Trobe University
  • Professor Martin Doel – FETL Professor of Leadership in Further Education and Skills, University College London Institute of Education
  • Chaired by Professor Kerri-Lee Krause Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at La Trobe University.


“Australians believe we live in a fair and egalitarian country. We believe in a fair go: in equality of opportunity. We also believe that accessible education and training is a fundamental right and it facilitates prosperity, social mobility and a richer and more engaged economy.

Are these beliefs about who we are based in fact? While access to higher education has increased dramatically over the past 30 years, income and wealth inequality is also on the rise. This seeming contradiction challenges our most fundamental believes about intergenerational mobility.”

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Posted 13 February 2018