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Pyne vows reform fight isn’t over


The education minister, Christopher Pyne, has pledged to introduce a revised version of his government’s higher-education deregulation reforms to parliament after the Senate recently voted to reject the package announced as part of May’s federal Budget. Despite further amendments – including the ...

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VC Parker launches screed against reforms

Professor Stephen Parker

University of Canberra VC professor Stephen Parker has launched a scathing attack against Universities Australia, his fellow university chiefs and the government itself as the Coalition’s controversial higher-education reforms face a fascinating week in the Senate. In an incendiary speech ...

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Students value technology when picking uni


The integration of new and emerging technologies into learning spaces is a key factor influencing prospective students’ choice of university. Results from a newly released survey of 1500 students – made up of those studying and recent graduates – from Australia, India, Singapore, ...

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A legacy of learning’s worth

Photo: Sally Tsoutas (2013) UWS
Background image: National Archives of Australia

Former PM Gough Whitlam was a champion of higher education and so much more; but he took a particular interest in the fate of the people of western Sydney. By Barney Glover The death of Edward Gough Whitlam touched a ...

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