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Teetering on the edge

If everyone buys a simulacrum of the education revolution, why should government bother to fund the real thing? By Simon Marginson. The dust has settled and the cheering has stopped. Once again Canberra has packaged a tertiary education budget with ...

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Rethinking the system

The most likely explanation for the exclusion of private providers and VET from the government’s demand driven system is more fiscal than philosophical, writes Andrew Norton. The 12 May budget confirmed that, contrary to the Bradley report’s recommendation, the government ...

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New appointments to ANUtitle of distinguished professor on Stuart Cunningham, director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) in recognition of his achievements as a researcher and his contribution to humanities nationally and internationally. As ...

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Country club crisis

The cold winds of recession are gusting over the manicured lawns and through the corridors of privilege, says Toby Miller. As I write these words, I’m sitting in a coffee house at one of our nation’s premier country clubs. Sorry, ...

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International briefs

Gender matters, but only for females Female students – or more specifically, female air force cadets – are more likely to succeed in introductory-level science courses if those courses are taught by female professors, according to a study by three ...

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Last word

Strictly speaking - 'adaptogen'hips, and married a leading figure in Osama bin Laden’s inner sanctum. In The Mother of Mohammed, Sally Neighbour discovers a world of converts and true believers. This unique and confronting account from inside the jihad helps ...

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