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Coalition shows yield on interest rates


The Coalition Government has given its clearest indication yet that it will drop plans to introduce real interest rates to HECS-HELP loans as it works to pass its higher-education reform bill through the Senate. In its eagerly anticipated report stemming ...

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Chief scientiest launches expansive HASS report

Professor Graeme Turner

A report on humanities and social sciences (HASS) in Australian educational institutions, released yesterday, has provided arguably the clearest snapshot yet of challenges facing the sector’s sustainability. Launched at the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday by Australian chief scientist ...

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Opinion: A rare window for crucial change

Mike Gallagher

Unprecedented demand, rising competition and previous cuts to the sector have made lifting domestic price controls a necessity for survival; the time to act is now. Only Australia manages its higher education system by tightly tying government funding for a ...

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Murdoch’s Higgott resigns amid inquiry

Richard Higgott

Suspended Murdoch University VC professor Richard Higgott has formally resigned as the WA Crime and Corruption Commission continues its inquiry into his conduct. Higgott was suspended by Murdoch indefinitely on full pay in late September following an investigation by the ...

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