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Focus defence closer to home: policy expert

An Australian National University defence policy expert is calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to reconfigure national defence priorities closer to home. Dr John Blaxland, senior fellow at ANU’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, said what happens in the immediate ...

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STEM programs need HELP: Norton

Labor’s new higher education policy should not wipe the HELP debts of STEM graduates, a policy expert has claimed. In his mixed critique of Labor’s new policy, Andrew Norton, higher education program director at the Grattan Institute, said ridding 100,000 ...

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Call for tough action against dodgy VET providers

Online VET provider Open Universities Australia and the federal opposition have called for dodgy private training providers to be shut down and prosecuted. This follows recent testimony before a Senate inquiry into private VET providers that gave evidence the sector is poorly regulated. ...

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