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The volume of data available to organisations is growing exponentially and so is demand for the professionals who know how to gain advantages from the use of “big data”. Universities are responding by launching more courses to meet demand for ...

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Bob Hawke: the great education reformer

This year’s federal election was overshadowed by an event many thought might push the Opposition over the line: the passing of Labor Party “son” and charismatic reformer Bob Hawke. Hawke, who was Prime Minister between 1983 and 1991, helped to ...

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Why social media is the new political barometer

After the dust settled from the Coalition’s upset win on the weekend, conversation quickly turned to how inaccurate the country’s major opinion polls had been. Throughout the election campaign Labor consistently led the Coalition 51:49; at the time Morrison took ...

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Election 2019: What’s in it for VET?

While there is very little difference between what the Coalition and Labor are offering in school funding – save for Labor’s plan to provide universal early childhood care – their commitments to the VET sector differ sharply. In today’s Media ...

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Can NAPLAN be communicated better?

It’s that time of year again – the National Assessment Plan for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) takes place this week. Around Australia over one million students in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will sit a total of four tests: ...

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