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Value of degrees in decline: HILDA report

The annual Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey bears bad news for graduates. Released this week, it shows that while the more educated generally fare better across several social and economic outcomes, such outcomes aren’t as good as ...

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Trump’s tweets decoded to reveal his persona

Nothing currently drives the international news and the US policy agenda more than Donald Trump’s prolific, often controversial tweets. So, it makes sense that a team of international researchers, led by QUT, would examine them to determine his personality. By analysing his ...

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Education leader praises Asia’s VET sector

In the 1990s, Peter Noonan says, our VET sector was the envy of the rest of the Asia-Pacific. Now, the professor of tertiary education policy at Victoria University’s Mitchell Institute thinks it might be the other way round. At a recent Hong Kong-based ...

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Skilled migrants not poaching local jobs: ACER

Everyone has probably heard something akin to the following from a taxi/Uber driver: ‘I worked as an engineer in India and now, here in Australia, the only job I can get is as a driver.’ A newly-released ACER research briefing ...

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UTS to fight fake news with new research centre

UTS hired a suitably zeitgeisty ‘thinkfluencer’ to launch its Centre for Media Transition: Jeff Jarvis, a podcast host with a parody Twitter account. Though he is many other things, too: not least, the director of the Tow-Knight Centre for Entrepreneurial ...

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