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Report contemplates future of sex robots

Frigid Farrah is a sex robot with a personality. She is, as her name suggests, sexually coy. Advances made on her likely won’t be “appreciated”, say her creators, True Companion. But what are the ethics associated with this situation? Should the fact ...

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International graduates’ degrees working

International students are overwhelmingly satisfied with their study experience for good reason: Australian degrees make them highly employable. A survey of 3,800 international graduates by the Australian Universities International Directors’ Forum (AUIDF) has found, “That graduate employment trends for international graduates are comparable ...

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ATAR not decisive in UNSW law entry

In the summer of 2016, University of New South Wales Law quietly unveiled a new entry process for undergraduates: prospective students are assessed for admission to the faculty based on their ATAR and their score in a Law Admission Test (LAT). The ...

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Birdy McBirdface unfurled as CQU’s new mascot

CQUniversity’s new sporting mascot has been christened Birdy McBirdface, perhaps leaving the university’s VC slightly red-faced. The mascot, an intense-looking pale-headed rosella, was given his cheeky name – a reference to the infamous Boaty McBoatface – following a crowd-sourced naming competition. Birdy was ...

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