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USYD fined over radioactive waste dump

The University of Sydney has been fined $61,000 for disposing of a medical scanner containing radioactive material in a scrap metal yard in Chipping Norton in southwest Sydney. The university was charged over disposing of radioactive waste without the consent of the NSW Environmental ...

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Record inflation highs linked to uni fee hike

The federal government's university funding changes have been a key driver behind Australia's record inflation rate according to the ABS, prompting union calls to increase academics' wages. New ABS data shows that during this year's March quarter university costs rose ...

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Sector alert over illegal contract cheating

Australia’s tertiary regulator has flagged an increase in online contractors amping up advertising for illegal cheating services. In a statement, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) said the return to face-to-face learning had seen material promoting “assignment help” ...

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What the 2022 budget means for universities

Research was granted the bulk of university funding in Treasurer Josh Frydenberg's fourth budget last night. The Morrison Government’s $2.2b University Research Commercialisation Action Plan was announced in February, and is scheduled to roll out $1b over five years, with ...

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