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Uni disappointed with Newman rejection

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The University of Queensland Press was right to have rejected a pitch for Campbell Newman’s memoir – but wrong for saying it was because the former premier axed a literary awards program. That’s according to UQP board chair Professor Joanne ...

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Report calls for equity in VET financing

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A new report is calling for an overhaul of the tertiary education system to address the funding disparities between higher education and vocational education and training. In the paper, Financing Tertiary Education in Australia, released yesterday by the Mitchell Institute ...

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Aussies print jet engine in world-first

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Australian scientists have created a 3D-printed jet engine, with the world-first breakthrough being tipped to result in advanced manufacturing opportunities. Engineers from Monash and Deakin universities and the CSIRO have printed two gas turbine engines modelled on an “auxiliary power ...

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Anger increases heart attack risk


Blowing your gasket can dramatically increase your chances of having a heart attack, a study has found. The risk of a heart attack is more than eight times higher in the two hours after a burst of intense anger. “A ...

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Universities Australia names new chief

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University of Western Sydney vice-chancellor professor Barney Glover has been announced as the next chair of peak group Universities Australia. Glover will take over from professor Sandra Harding, who will step down from the role on May 19. Glover has a background and ...

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Sounding off on reform – again

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Calls to scrap the Coalition’s higher education reforms and start afresh have been met with warnings that to do so would jeopardise Australia’s leading global position in higher education in submissions to the latest Senate inquiry into the government’s proposed ...

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