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Maritime tech school to open in 2018

A national maritime technical college will be ready for enrolments next year as the federal government moves to ensure there are enough skilled workers for a naval shipbuilding boom. The college will have an initial investment of $25 million. A tender ...

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UniSA starts crowdfunding its research

The University of South Australia is pitching its research to the people via a newly announced crowdfunding project. The research that people can contribute funding to includes a project on preventing asylum seeker suicide, a study on helping stroke survivors ...

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Publish or perish a minor issue, research reveals

A meta-analysis of research literature has thrown into question the commonly held assumption that science exists in a culture of ‘publish or perish’. Meta-assessment of bias in science, published in the journal PNAS, found “little evidence” that biases in scientific ...

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NTEU accuses VU of manufacturing a deficit

Victoria University has been accused of having a “manufactured deficit” to justify sweeping workforce restructures, a claim that university management has firmly denied. Paul Adams, president of the National Tertiary Education Union’s VU branch, said the 115 job losses that ...

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OECD touts mums’ economic potential

You don’t often see a positive spin on unemployment figures. In this case, however, mums have cause to smile. The OECD has tipped them as the single largest potential contributor to Australia’s workforce. In a report, Connecting People with Jobs, ...

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