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Uni fee discounts for upfront pay on chopping block


University students would no longer get a 10 per cent discount if they pre-pay their course fees under a new government proposal. A measure abolishing the discount is contained in a bill introduced to Parliament yesterday. Under existing arrangements, as explained by the government’s ...

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Public funds for Torrens pass over Greens’ objections

Torrens University Australia, Adelaide

Torrens University Australia shouldn’t receive public funding, the Greens have argued. In legislation passed through Parliament yesterday, Torrens University Australia has been listed as a Table B provider – meaning it’s eligible for public research funding. The Greens attempted to amend ...

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VC watches from NT as SA farm burns

An image taken from CCTV footage shows the burning farm of CDU vice-chancellor Simon Maddocks

A leading academic has watched from Darwin as his farm in South Australia went up in flames in the devastating bushfire north of Adelaide. The vice chancellor of Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territory, professor Simon Maddocks, said he ...

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Government’s one-stop IP shop now online


The federal government has launched a match-making website where companies can search all the intellectual property patents Australia’s universities and public research bodies hold. The assistant minister for innovation, Wyatt Roy, launched Source IP in late November. It was developed ...

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Diplomat appointed new UQ chancellor

Peter Varghese

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade secretary Peter Varghese will step down next year to take over as chancellor at the University of Queensland. The university’s senate voted to appoint Varghese to the position on Monday night. Prime Minister Malcolm ...

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