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Turkey

With the recent celebration of Thanksgiving in the US, and the imminence of Christmas, it’s timely to consider the name of a bird that is common to both traditions – the turkey. Turkeys don’t actually come from Turkey. They were ...

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Ford appointed to national council

A female elder and senior lecturer with Charles Darwin University has been appointed to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). Dr Payi-Linda Ford, a senior lecturer with CDU’s School of Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems, is ...

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Curtin bolsters Muresk team with new appointment

Curtin University of Technology’s Muresk Institute has appointed Dr Roger Mandel as agronomy lecturer. Mandel joins Curtin from Charles Stuart University where he has previously taught agriculture and viticulture science and conducted research. He has had a long history in ...

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New head of ACU National business school

ACU National has appointed Dr Brian D’Netto as the new national head of the School of Business. The appointment follows the completion of an external review of the university’s business and informatics program, which recommended it combine its three business ...

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CRCs are for public good: new guidelines

Public good has been reinstated as a key objective of the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program, under new guidelines revealed by innovation minister Kim Carr when he announced the latest CRC funding round late last month. Carr said the new-look ...

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Population better educated

RSI and gammy wrists might well become a work-related injury as chancellors across the country shake hands with growing queues of graduates lining up to collect their degrees. New Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows that the proportion of the ...

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Return HECS to research graduates: committee

While HECS-style loans are being proposed for everybody from drought-stricken farmers to budding athletes, a parliamentary committee wants them converted into donations. HECS debts should be waived for successful research postgraduates in order to encourage students to choose research instead ...

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The price of competition

As cannier parents seamlessly guide their children from community day care to public primary school to private high school to Group of Eight university, will the outcomes of the Labor government’s education revolution finally change the nature of the debate ...

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