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Uni students call for streamlined rape support

NSW tertiary students are calling for a standardised support system for women who experience sexual assault or rape on university and TAFE campuses. The student-led petition is urging mandatory training on sexual consent for residents and staff in residential colleges ...

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Regional students making big city move

Regional students throughout Australia are moving at unprecedented levels to the big smoke to study. A study funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education at Curtin University shows the number of students shifting from regional towns ...

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Unis may not like policy, minister warns

Universities aren't necessarily going to like all of the Turnbull government's new education policy, the minister in charge plans to tell their chiefs. But Simon Birmingham is seeking their support in encouraging a bipartisan approach to set the sector up ...

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Universities must stand up for facts and truth

In a post-truth world of "alternative facts", one man is going in to bat for evidence. Universities Australia chairman Barney Glover says there's been a creeping cynicism and even outright hostility towards evidence and expertise, both in Australia and around ...

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