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A lack of chemistry

One of the reasons for falling science enrolments seems to be the growing number of HSC subjects. Darragh O Keeffe talks to the Chief Scientist and other experts on the worrying trend. The long-running discussion about declining enrolments in science ...

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Accountants add up cost of sustainability

To meet future demands accountants will have to look outside traditional business to concentrate more on areas such as science, the environment and government. In Adelaide recently academics, professional bodies and the profession at large, gathered together to discuss the ...

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One campus with different goals

As unis, TAFEs and private providers move into each other’s territory some interesting challenges arise, writes Nick Fredman. It is not news that broad economic and social change, and government policy, are eroding the barriers between vocational and higher education. ...

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More English is not better English

The NT government continues with a language education policy that is not supported by domestic and international research, writes Rosa McKenna. The Northern Territory Minister for Education and Training Chris Burns is wrong to continue with English-only classes for indigenous ...

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Grattan report ‘flawed’

The Grattan report is seriously flawed in concluding that the problem with teaching engagement in Australia is due to too much emphasis on research, an Australian academic who has taught in the US says. Dr David Palmer a senior lecturer ...

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Australian researcher unearths dinosaur nest

A James Cook University researcher has helped unearth a 190-million-year-old dinosaur nesting site in South Africa, the oldest nesting site for dinosaurs ever found. The discovery, of the prosauropod dinosaur Massospondylus, at an excavation site in South Africa, has revealed significant ...

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Plea to save microscopy unit

Alarmed at proposed cutbacks at a high-performing University of Sydney science centre, former deputy director Guy Cox appeals for a re-think. In 1975 I joined the then Electron Microscope Unit (now the Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis) at the ...

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