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Poor funding equals poor lawyering

Tomorrow’s lawyers will be poorly trained and unable to meet Australia’s economic and social needs if the nation’s law schools aren’t better funded. Australian legal education has for the past two decades been funded on the basis of two flawed ...

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Fixing the leaking pipeline

Far too few women are considering a potential career path in science, writes Annie May. It has been predicted that this year Australia faces a shortage of 20,000 scientists and engineers, and many other countries across the world are faring ...

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The primary problem

A new study indicates university nursing curricula need to be more in tune with the evolving health care agenda in Australia. Annie May reports. Nurses are at the heart of government reforms aiming to prevent sickness. But will the next ...

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Teaching the classics

Higher education should be more than just preparation for a job. Annie May reports. It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from ...

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Producing a competent workforce

Universities are finding clinical practice can be improved within its walls, writes Annie May. Clinical placements are essential for undergraduate nursing students in developing the required skills to join the workforce. However, with nurses and healthcare facilities experiencing increased demand, ...

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VU, UNSW staff stood down over bans

Staff at two universities have been stood down over their refusal to process student exam results. Staff members at the University of NSW and Victoria University who refuse to submit semester one exam marks are being stood down without pay ...

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Education ministers show united front

A telephone hotline, another taskforce and targeted audits of education providers are among immediate measures the government will take to protect the interests of international students. Under increased pressure to safeguard the welfare of international students – and the lucrative ...

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