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Public trusts unis far more than pollies


Australians have almost three times as much confidence in the country’s universities as in Federal Parliament, a recently released ANU poll of public attitudes shows. The phone-based survey of 1388 Australians – conducted in June and July this year – asked respondents ...

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Student union plans anti-budget rallies


Students across the country are being encouraged to up the ante in opposition to the government’s push to deregulate university fees with a national day of action planned to take place in major cities next week. Concurrent events, being organised ...

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USQ extends pact with Toowoomba FlexiSchool

USQ Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas signs the five-year renewal of the MOU with Toowoomba FlexiSchool with Centenary Heights High School Deputy Principal Barbara Pearson

A renewed partnership between the University of Southern Queensland and Toowoomba FlexiSchool will continue to create education opportunities for students in the region. Vice-chancellor professor Jan Thomas says the plan is a perfect example of how the Toowoomba community works together. ...

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Pyne press club


Education Minister Christopher Pyne has left the door open for alternatives to the government’s plan to charge students a higher interest rate on HECS-HELP repayments. In an address to the National Press Club yesterday in which he spruiked the virtues ...

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Uni-flavoured Commonwealth Games

Cameron McEvoy

Such was the dominance of Griffith University students and alumni at the Commonwealth Games that at one stage of competition the institution was able to brag that if it were its own country, it would be fourth in the medal ...

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