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Introducing Simon Birmingham’s successor

The son of a former state Liberal MP (his mother) and a past party vice-president (his father), Dan Tehan has politics in his veins. His rapid ascent – from local federal MP in 2010 to government front bencher in 2016 – ...

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Flinders to rays the roof on solar energy

Almost 6000 solar panels have been fixed above a Flinders University carpark and onto its rooftops. The arrays will provide one-fifth of the electricity needed to power the university’s Bedford Park campus, while providing shade for the cars parked below. ...

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The cost of an NYU medical degree is now $0

NYU medical students – current and future – will obtain their degrees for free. Announced last Thursday, the measure is designed to relieve students of “rising”, burdensome study debt, and thereby, “attract the best and brightest students to careers in medicine”. The university cited another ...

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Australian unis slowly creep up US-dominated ranking

Australian universities are celebrating jumps, big and small, up an international ranking dominated by the United States and China. Released annually by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) presents the top 500 universities based on six indicators, including the ...

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Colonial massacres to pass 500 mark: study

Known Australian colonial-era massacres could total over 500 by the end of a comprehensive university study. A University of Newcastle team is collating a Colonial Frontier Massacres Map, charting verified and recorded mass killings, largely of indigenous people, across the ...

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Australia, America at odds on campus sexual assault policy

As Australia inches towards a less legalistic, more accuser-centric mode of dealing with university sexual assault, America is ebbing away from it. In September 2017, US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced interim measures that allowed cross-examination of sexual assault accusers and mediation ...

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