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Visa fast-track for top talent ‘a win for everyone’

The government will fast-track visas for 5000 industry leaders every year as part of a global headhunting program. Immigration Minister David Coleman announced details of the Global Talent Independent program this week. Coleman said the goal of the program was to identify ...

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On the move: August

FOR THE KIDS The former pro-vice-chancellor (health) and current research professor at Griffith’s School of Medicine has been appointed chair of the Children’s Health Research Alliance. Professor Allan Cripps has been well recognised for his contributions to science and research, ...

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Should Australians need a licence to parent?

Parental licensing has long been mulled over by academic philosophers and political scientists, but a social work researcher says the idea is fraught with problems. James Cook University’s Dr Frank Ainsworth reviewed international studies on parental licensing – the idea ...

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Helping universities compete for the best young minds

University funding is complex. More often than not, universities face funding policies that reflect historical arrangements and national politics rather than forward-looking strategies and principles. According to the Grattan Institute1, international students are now the biggest source of revenue for ...

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Australia’s top ranked unis slide down CWUR list

Australia has missed out on a top 50 spot in a ranking of the globe’s universities. The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, put the University of Melbourne, Oceania’s best performer, at number 64. ...

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Strictly speaking | Gammon

Britain’s agonising over Brexit has spawned a lot of new vocabulary. One of the most evocative of these words is gammon, used to describe “white men of a certain age who become pink in the face when working themselves into ...

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