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Aussie professor taken hostage in PNG rescued

The Australian archaeologist, held captive by armed gunmen for more than a week in the Papua New Guinea wilderness, has been released. Professor Bryce Barker, along with colleagues Cathy Alex, Jemina Haro, and PhD student Teppsy Beni, were taken hostage in highlands near Mount ...

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Review submissions urge an end to the uni fee imbalance

A new federal government discussion paper on higher education reform acknowledges a strong push from the education sector to change the Morrison government’s unbalanced university fee structure which penalise business, law and humanities students with a $15,000-a-year impost. The Australian ...

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Academics taken hostage in Papua New Guinea

An anthropology professor and his colleagues have been taken hostage by an armed group in Papua New Guinea. PNG’s Prime Minister, James Marape, told reporters on Monday his government has been in contact with the kidnappers, with missionaries living in the ...

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New book presents key lessons for higher education leaders

A new book, The New Learning Economy: Thriving Beyond Higher Education, has investigated the changing landscape of Australia's tertiary economic model and commitments to lifelong learning. Book co-authors, HEDx co-founder Emeritus Professor Martin Betts and Queensland University of Technology Professor ...

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Universities take position on Indigenous Voice

As the campaign for an Indigenous Voice to parliament ramps up nationwide, universities have begun to air their stance on the upcoming referendum. On Saturday the Prime Minister declared a “national week of action” to raise awareness in favour of ...

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New Griffith appointment for diversity and inclusion

Griffith University has appointed Professor Cindy Shannon AM as the university's first Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Indigenous, Diversity and Inclusion. Best known for contributions to Indigenous health, the award-winning academic was made Member of the Order of Australia for “significant service ...

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Monash ends physical staff and student ID

Monash University has ditched its physical student and staff ID cards for a "more convenient and secure" digital pass. The new pass which accessible on mobile phones and connected watches, will replace university identification and allow staff and students to ...

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