New education minister Simon Crean is a man with experience in the job, having been the minister from 1993 to the Howard government’s election in 1996.
According to an article Lauchlan Chipman wrote for Quadrant in 2000, this left Crean with a certain impression of the Vice-Chancellors:
Of course I cannot verify the truth of this claim. But if true it suggests that VCs will face a sceptical minister.
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Excellent news – but what will he do about it?
He’s only minding the shop between now and the election. In the next term (assuming Labor wins) someone younger and ambitious, someone like Shorten, will get the job.