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Sydney acts on ‘irregular’ job moves

 The fight over staff cuts at Australia’s oldest uni is heating up with claims that women are being discriminated against.  Sydney University staff who feel they have been forced to accept redundancy or reduced duties have been told by the ...

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Research knows no bounds but money

When Jennifer Byrne completed her PhD at the University of Queensland in 1993, she felt the compulsion to start her postdoctoral life overseas. With an NHMRC C.J. Martin Fellowship under her belt, the molecular biologist headed to France to work ...

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Macquarie resumes stalled pay talks

Creative solutions are being sought to end a dispute over fixed-term contracts and casualisation at Macquarie. Macquarie University management and academic staff have resumed stalled 18-month-old talks on a new pay deal. However, the discussions began under the shadow of ...

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Funding decision “might” defuse Go8 row

Group of 8 critics are disappointed over the ongoing questioning of the Bradley review, writes Dani Cooper. The Group of 8 has been accused of “self-interest” in its latest attacks on the Bradley review and its call for deregulation of ...

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Disagreement over contracts leads to ballot

Macquarie and University of New South Wales are taking a stance on fixed-term contracts New South Wales and Macquarie are now the only universities in Australia defying a union push to limit the use of fixed-term contracts for general and ...

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A little song and dance over physics PhD

Thinking differently about molecules wins Australian researcher international video award It may not lead to a career in Hollywood, but a film by an Australian student has won international acclaim and will see him stroll the red carpet in New ...

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