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Libraries concerned over copyright changes

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Blocking websites to stymie online piracy should only be used as a last resort, librarians have warned. In a submission to a Senate inquiry into federal government legislation before parliament, the Australian Libraries Copyright Committee says a crackdown on online ...

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Almost $1m wrongly paid to apprentices

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When is $1 million of taxpayer money immaterial? When it’s accidentally paid out to apprentices, according to the Australian National Audit Office. An audit of an apprenticeship incentives program, released today, has found poor record-keeping led to $970,000 in incorrect ...

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Fossil fuel protests at Melbourne Uni

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Students and staff at the University of Melbourne have continued calls for the school to drop investments in fossil fuel companies. Protesters handed a petition to the university secretary on Wednesday as part of a national day of action. “It’s ...

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Cervical cancer vaccine inventor up for award

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University of Queensland professor Ian Frazer, who co-developed the world’s first cervical cancer vaccine, has been shortlisted for the prestigious European Inventor Award. The eminent immunologist and his late Chinese colleague Jian Zhou are finalists in the Non-European Countries category of ...

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CISA calls for inquiry after Four Corners report


The head of the Council of International Students Australia has hit back at a damning media report suggesting that Australia’s international student sector is embroiled in corruption, saying it made gross generalisations that are not representative of the entire student body. “The ...

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