The University of Adelaide’s decision to slash more jobs and “underperforming” courses due to a budget shortfall is testament to the corporatisation of higher education by federal governments as they withdrew funding support. Hannah Forsyth and Geoffrey Sherington explain that the die was cast long before the pandemic.
SA Health has confirmed the existence of an “internal working document” outlining “various opportunities” for savings identified by consultant firm KordaMentha but says “no decisions have been made”.
University funding has now declined in real terms, on top of the continued financial hammer blow from closed borders, write Frank Larkins and Ian Marshman.
Mental health service Neami National says it will be forced to close its Adelaide service with the loss of 36 jobs following a funding cut under the state government’s homelessness reforms.