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Peace Scholarships victim of efficiency measures

The chair of IDP Education Australia Professor Ian Young has written to all Australian Universities advising them that its successful Peace Scholarship program has been terminated. Since it was established in 2004, more than 300 students from 13 countries came ...

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Going for growth

Education provider Navitas says it is yet to feel any effects from the global financial crisis and it could even benefit from an increase in demand for higher education during tough economic times. The company, which provides university programs globally ...

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Teething problems in Tasmania’s new poly-system

Tasmania’s new-look VET and senior school system is in chaos, according to the state branch of the Australian Education Union (AEU), with staff shortages, confused reporting lines and people teaching the wrong subjects. But the system’s CEOs say these are ...

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Part time research students

Full-time research students take longer to complete their degrees than their part-time peers, despite assumptions to the contrary. And despite their evident commitment, large numbers of part-time research students feel effectively “invisible” to university administrators.re kept up to date with ...

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Bookshelf

Death of Labour Law? questions the on-going relevance of labour law in Australia and other Western industrialised societies in the 21st century. The tension between economic flexibility for business and social stability for workers is set against the backdrop of ...

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Applications up, as the work-wary seek refuge

Australia may have reached the end of a decade-long trend of school leavers leaning towards jobs instead of education and training, according to preliminary 2009 undergraduate application data released this month by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations ...

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National briefs

Sector saddened by losses The higher education sector was saddened last week with news of the death of former AVCC CEO John Mullarvey. Tributes poured in from many who had worked with him over the years, among them Group of ...

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Proving its worth

The LTPF is changing behaviours – for the better, says Marcia Devlin. The annual scramble in the offices of DVC (A)s and university planning units around the country to try to predict each university’s performance on the basis of raw ...

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