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Poll shows popular constitutional reforms


Government ministers citing reasons such as national security and operational matters when declining to answer parliamentary questions should be held to greater scrutiny, a national survey released by Charles Sturt University suggests. CSU believes the nationwide survey is the first ...

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La Trobe first to cap fees

Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar

La Trobe University has become the first Australian institution to formally offer a cap on student fees in the event that the government achieves its goal of deregulating the prices universities can charge for degrees from 2016. The cap would ...

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Nauruans get teacher training

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Twenty Nauruan teachers will spend a month working in Australian schools in 2016 as part of a University of New England training program aimed at increasing the small island nation’s local teaching workforce. The Nauru Teacher Education Project, led by ...

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Snakes on a Kickstarter

Wild Bobtail Lizard

A Perth PhD student has turned to online crowdsourcing in an effort to raise funds to finance her latest research. She aims to use GPS tracking devices to monitor the effects of urbanisation on local reptile populations. Curtin University’s Ashleigh Wolfe hopes ...

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No end in sight


Refined video communication is taking distance learning to new heights; universities need to embrace this technology to maximise the gains for all. With digital technology such as tablets and smartphones continuing to infiltrate every aspect of our lives, together with the ...

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Survey tests impact of alcohol warnings


Researchers are trying to gauge the impact of messages highlighting the links between alcohol and cancer. A team of Flinders University researchers, led by Dr Emma Miller, have launched the first phase – in the form of an online survey – of ...

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$16.5m to fund overseas study


Internships in the US House of Representatives or Senate, health work in Vietnam, and working with rescued orangutans in Indonesia are just a few of the opportunities flagged for Australian students under a new $16.5 million federal government initiative. Announced ...

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Deakin rules International Education Awards

2014 - Victorian International Education Awards Ceremony at Parliament House, Melbourne.

Deakin University has dominated Victoria’s second-annual International Education Awards. The institution took out the Premier’s Award recognising the state’s International Education Provider of the Year, along with two other major accolades. Along with the feature award, Deakin took out the prize ...

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