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Visa fast-track for top talent ‘a win for everyone’

The government will fast-track visas for 5000 industry leaders every year as part of a global headhunting program. Immigration Minister David Coleman announced details of the Global Talent Independent program this week. Coleman said the goal of the program was to identify ...

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Should Australians need a licence to parent?

Parental licensing has long been mulled over by academic philosophers and political scientists, but a social work researcher says the idea is fraught with problems. James Cook University’s Dr Frank Ainsworth reviewed international studies on parental licensing – the idea ...

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UQ strikes $50m deal with Ramsay Centre

The University of Queensland plans to offer an extended major in Western Civilisation as soon as next year following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation. In signing the MOU, UQ’s chancellor and vice-chancellor, ...

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La Trobe honour for Bollywood star

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be given an honorary doctorate from a Victorian university in front of thousands of fans. La Trobe University will recognise his efforts to support women and underprivileged children – along with his Bollywood achievements ...

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Australia’s top ranked unis slide down CWUR list

Australia has missed out on a top 50 spot in a ranking of the globe’s universities. The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, put the University of Melbourne, Oceania’s best performer, at number 64. ...

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On the move: July

POLLIES PAIR Joining the University of South Australia as business school industry professors are Christopher Pyne, the former federal minister for defence, and Jay Weatherill (pictured), the state’s former premier. Professor Marie Wilson, pro-vice-chancellor of business and law, said Pyne ...

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