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Report finds child-on-child abuse larger risk

Children sexually abusing other children in care has become a greater concern than adults inflicting the abuse, a report has found. A Royal Commission report from the Parenting Research Centre and the University of Melbourne states that efforts to prevent ...

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IT worker accused of swindling NSW unis

An IT manager swindled three universities out of more than $110,000 in long-running false work scams, the Independent Commission Against Corruption has heard. Brett Roberts is alleged to have issued $113,715 worth of fake invoices to the University of Sydney, ...

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Opinion: the case for diversity in ATARs

There is endless discussion over university entry scores and their significance. In particular, there are often quite heated arguments in the media over perceived lowering of standards resulting from the enrolment of students with low ATARs. Such is the case ...

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Pyne confident uni reforms will pass

The education minister, Christopher Pyne, is confident his university reforms will pass parliament shortly. But he's remaining tight-lipped on whether he's won over Clive Palmer. Pyne dined with the Palmer United Party (PUP) leader at a Canberra Chinese restaurant on ...

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Pyne announces overhaul for teacher education

A highly anticipated report from a government advisory group has called for sweeping changes to the way teachers are trained, including an overhaul of the way universities select students for teaching courses. The report, Action Now: Classroom Ready Teachers, was ...

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Senators combine in blow to reform plans

The government's university reforms mark II are yet to reach the Senate but they already look set to fail. In a signal of their opposition, a coterie of cross-bench senators have supported a Labor push to investigate alternatives to fee ...

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Senators, uni leaders seek deregulation alternatives

Key cross-bench senators will help Labor explore how universities can be helped without deregulating fees. The move comes after another university vice-chancellor broke ranks to express doubts over the merits of deregulation. Labor's Kim Carr and cross-benchers Nick Xenophon, Jacqui ...

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Robot teachers in disguise

  A robot that children can teach to write has landed a Queensland University of Technology graduate a top international artificial intelligence industry award. Deanna Hood has been developing the capacity of a programmable humanoid robot to learn to write ...

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For-profit VET funding not paying off, report states

VET leaders have defended the sector following the release of a highly critical report. The Capture Of Public Wealth By The For-Profit Vet Sector found that existing taxpayer-funded models regarding for-profit education providers had failed to deliver high-quality training or ...

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Uni reforms to head to Senate again

Debate on the federal government's controversial higher education reforms has resumed in the lower house today. Around 20 MPs will finish speaking on the legislation to deregulate university fees after which the bill will be sent to the upper house. Education ...

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