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Help them experience work


Today’s overseas students are eager for employment opportunities; Australian institutions must do more to give these consumers what they need. By Phil Honeywood Since the financial crisis of 2007–08, a new type of mobility has become a key feature around ...

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Haute zone: the tropics

Sandra Harding

The challenge is on to expand opportunity in a region whose global significance is already large and growing rapidly. By Sandra Harding September’s Future of Tropical Economies Conference was an officially aligned forerunner to the G20 meeting of finance ministers ...

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Skills contest


Following the federal minister’s announcement that industry skills council contracts will be tendered anew, the head of one ISC defends his organisation’s approach. By John Mitchell Industry skills councils are a critical component of the national VET architecture, particularly as ...

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Australian universities pay tribute to Whitlam

Gough Whitlam as prime minister, meeting with then US president Richard Nixon in the Oval Office.

Australian universities have honoured former prime minister Gough Whitlam, who died yesterday at age 98. University of Western Sydney vice-chancellor professor Barney Glover, whose university has been the home of the Whitlam Institute since 2000, issued a statement yesterday praising the Labor ...

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VET funding loses ground


Australian government funding for VET education is in decline whilst schools and universities become a higher investment priority, an analysis has shown. The examination of education funding based on ABS data was carried out by independent research and policy think-tank ...

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Reflective practice against racism


A leading educator has called for leveraging reflective practice as a way for Aboriginal nurses and midwives to navigate racism and find their way in their professions. Speaking at a recent conference held by the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses ...

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Advance care directives still rare


New data indicating that almost 9 in 10 Australians have no determined advance care directives (AD) has led to calls for regulatory changes aimed at increasing uptake. A national phone-based survey, conducted by researchers at the Queensland University of Technology, found ...

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Teachers say training leaves them unprepared


Research has sparked fresh calls for a review of teacher training courses, as less than half of teaching graduates indicate they feel adequately trained in a number of key professional areas. The results, released yesterday within the Staff in Australia’s Schools 2013 report ...

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