Its really obvious now that Australian Universities are simply visa selling immigration factories, who pretend to educate overseas ‘students’ while creaming off fees, not providing any education and allowing ‘the students’ the right to work for cash and apply for citizenship. For this reason alone the universities are all corrupt and should be shut down. And no, they are not exploiting the foreign student revenue because ‘universities had their funding cut’, there were no cuts to speak of (and this talking point anyway reemphasizes how obsessed with money the universities are). The whole ‘edu-migration’ sector has now become an industry in itself with ‘consultancies’ and lobbyists feeding off the money and loudly demanding more cheap labor immigration (dressed up as students).
But the other more major reason our universities exist is often overlooked. They are child minding services to hide unemployment. Its much cheaper for the govt. to shove someone through a university degree (where you can deny them study allowance) than pay them the dole. It also leads to a great deal of delusion by the (really unemployed) person that they are achieving something and getting somewhere, wheras in fact they are just screwed. Its no surprise that the massive rise in university enrolments in the early 1970s accompanied the huge, permanent rise in unemployment.
Its also emerged that the majority of university teaching staff are casuals who are lucky to be earning $10 per hour at best. As universities dominate their education sectors, they actually act as monopoly cartels (as they are, for example, the only organizations that employ literature tutors) who can then hold down the price of labor. The profits of all of this can then be pushed upstairs to the grossly overpaid Vice Chancellors and administrators.
To sum up, Australian universities:
- Sell backdoor visas and citizenship
- Don’t really educate anyone
- Massively push up population growth
- Reduce wages for unskilled labor
- Hold wages down for university tutors etc
- Distribute funds upwards to grossly overpaid Vice Chancellors etc
Australian universities are worthless corrupt organizations who all should be shut down.