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Go8 warns about potential 2-tiered uni system


The nation’s top universities have expressed caution over the Turnbull Government’s proposal to partially deregulate university courses. The option, outlined in the federal Budget earlier this year, would allow higher education institutions to set their own fees for a small ...

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UQ scientists find new genetic clues into MND


Australian scientists have helped discover three new genes that increase the risk of developing sporadic motor neurone disease (MND). The discovery of the new genes opens opportunities for further research to better understand the complex and debilitating disease, for which ...

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Opinion: No education without aspiration

University of Adelaide vice-chancellor Warren Bebbington.

A world of higher learning and opportunities can be found on university campuses;but disadvantaged students often must see it to desire it. When I was 11 years old, I went with a church boys’ club to visit Melbourne University. We ...

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Plibersek handed education in new shadow ministry

Tanya Plibersek. Photo: APN Australian Regional Media

Opposition leader Bill Shorten has announced his new, expanded, 32-strong front bench, with a lineup featuring five new faces and some promotions. Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen said he won’t deny there were “discussions” in the left of the party about the retention of ...

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Older Australians’ household wealth rising: report


Australians aged 55–64 represent the wealthiest households in Australia, while those over 65 have experienced the fastest growth in household wealth, a longitudinal study has found. The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Report found that prior to 2014, ...

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