Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.
Professor Davis told SKY News' David Speers that funding changes expected in this week's Federal Budget are a natural next step, after the implementation of a 'demand driven' university system.
"This is the other half of that reform, to open up price and competiiton," he said Friday.
"We've been on this journey for a little while. This would, nonetheless, be a very significant change. "