The Liberals’ Steve Dozspot is, not without reason, asking why exactly UC and CIT must merge with such urgency?
ACT Labor claimed the merger was a must for both institutions to survive financially, yet the Government-commissioned Bradley Review doesnt appear to have strongly based its recommendations on financial modelling, Mr Doszpot said.
This is the third review by the ACT Labor Government into a possible merger and none of them have yet made a business case for any change. The others were the Hawke Review and the Tertiary Taskforce, both of which gave little consideration to the financial implications.
If this merger is necessary for both institutions survival, as Mr Barr has suggested, why have such a study that doesnt explain the financial consequences? I would have thought that was paramount if survival strategies are being considered.
It would certainly be nice to know.