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ACE inclusiveness

The adult and community education sector plays a significant role in the social inclusion agenda, says Kaye Bowman.   Governments tell us social inclusion is important. The best future for Australia will rest on its ability to develop the capacities ...

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Don’t devolve TAFE: Lee

Training in NSW would suffer if the state’s TAFE structure was broken up into autonomous institutions, according to the former federal shadow education minister and current chair of the TAFE Commission Board, Michael Lee. Lee, a rising Labor star before ...

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TV habits lead to risky behaviour

Groundbreaking research suggests that pregnancy rates are much higher among teens who watch a lot of TV with sexual dialogue and behaviour, such as Sex in the City, compared with those who have tamer viewing tastes. Teens who watched the ...

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Flinders makes two senior appointments

Flinders University has appointed Diane Ranck as director, marketing and communications, and John White as director, human resources. Ranck will join the university on 1 December from the University of Sydney where she has spent nine years in senior managerial ...

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UWA academic wins non-fiction prize

Dr Antonio Buti, a senior law lecturer at the University of Western Australia, has won the non-fiction category of the West Australian Premier's Book Awards for his biography of Sir Ronald Wilson. The book Sir Ronald Wilson: a Matter of ...

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Kaplan appointed dean at QUT

Professor Simon Kaplan has been appointed the first executive dean of the new Faculty of Science and Technology at Queensland University of Technology. Kaplan joined QUT in 2004 as the Faculty of Information Technology executive dean. He began his academic ...

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Cox named engineer of the year

Associate Professor Ron Cox from UNSW has collected the Sir John Holland Award for Civil Engineer of the Year 2008. Cox is director of the Water Research Laboratory, one of the largest water and coastal research facilities in Australia. The ...

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Textbook charge abuses could be widespread: NUS

The National Union of Students (NUS) has asked education minister Julia Gillard to investigate the charges Australian universities levy for undergraduate course materials, after Queensland University of Technology (QUT) was found to have breached the Higher Education Provider Guidelines. The ...

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VSU: stand by for some fine-grained distinctions

Youth minister Kate Ellis tried to defuse the polarising issue of compulsory unionism in her response to VSU, by drawing a line between student representation and student services. Ellis stressed that her changes wouldn’t be a return to compulsory student ...

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