Education minister promises action on red-tape reform

Australia’s Education Minister Christopher Pyne has promised more action to cut red tape after the national regulator seized the initiative with its own package of reforms, writes Bernard Lane for The Australian.

In a proposal similar to former minister Craig Emerson's ‘earned autonomy’ idea, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency last week unveiled a two-track system with less scrutiny for trouble-free providers. In an industry briefing, agency chief Dr Carol Nicoll said the reforms would lessen the burden on providers and give faster decisions. Pyne said that reducing red tape and regulatory load was a Coalition priority and there would be further announcements in the coming months.
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