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Pyne loses on demand

Attempts by the coalition to attach amendments on free speech and student learning entitlements to the demand-driven university funding bill failed last week, while the bill still remains before the House of Representatives. Manager of opposition business Christoper Pyne said ...

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UWA slims to a lean new model

From next year, students at the University of Western Australia will have just five undergraduate degrees to choose from instead of hundreds. The university is moving to a degree program similar to that of Melbourne University, in which students complete ...

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Demand-driven funding back on legislative agenda

The push to uncap student numbers and increase admissions finally comes before parliament this week. After being pushed back on the parliamentary agenda by arguments about the carbon tax, live cattle exports and asylum seekers, the bill for demand-driven funding ...

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Bowen says student visa program unsustainable

Not much scope for reform, a rebalancing of student program needed Australia’s student visa system is “unsustainable” and needs to be rebalanced, immigration minister Chris Bowen told a lunchtime conference in Sydney on Friday. Bowen was commenting in response to ...

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