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Supporting international students can help stem attrition

It’s no secret that the international student market is Australia’s third-largest export sector – supporting Australian communities, jobs, regional economies and the country’s relationship with the world. Australian universities are sitting on a further, multi-million-dollar opportunity in terms of tuition ...

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Who decides who dies in driverless car accidents?

At least 11 auto manufacturers, including Toyota, Audi and Tesla, are putting driverless car plans in motion. With soon-to-be robot drivers comes the need to program ethics in them. Think, a situation like the trolley dilemma, where a driver must choose ...

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What comes after the lucky country

Citizens of the lucky country can no longer rely on good fortune for prosperity – they must rely on capabilities. This is the premise of a new Mitchell Institute report. “Today the question is not if we should seek to teach young ...

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