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Corruption commission zeroes in on research fraud

Three Queensland universities will be scrutinised for research fraud by the state’s anti-corruption body. The Crime and Corruption Commission Queensland (CCC) has released a snapshot of its planned corruption prevention audits up until 2021. Research fraud was listed as the first ...

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Strictly speaking: webtoon

How many Korean loanwords are there in English? Not many, apart from kimchi and others drawn from Korean cuisine. Webtoon is remarkable in providing an international name for a mixed genre form of entertainment that takes the printed comic strip ...

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New look for Charles Sturt, Victoria universities

Rebranding can be tricky. Many university heads feel it’s a necessary next step to attract new students and refine the institution’s messaging, but they run the risk of irking the current student body. Western Sydney University saw this first hand ...

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Should cursive still be taught in schools?

Remember getting your pen licence? That enshrined document among Australia’s school-going youth, marking the rite of passage from cheap scribbler to noble, professional scribe. Those endless hours spent painstakingly connecting one letter to another, sewing the alphabet into seamless elegance, ...

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