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Finance storm brings grief to EIF

The Education Investment Fund (EIF) and other major federal infrastructure funding schemes face a dark future, after Treasurer Wayne Swan last week cast strong doubts on whether they’d receive the extra allocations foreshadowed in this year’s budget. Releasing the Mid-Year ...

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Aspirations replace frustrations

There is widespread belief that the Bradley review of higher education will encourage universities to compete in the market for vocational certificates and diplomas. However, the movement of schools towards the trade-level certificate III is potentially a bigger threat to ...

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ACE inclusiveness

The adult and community education sector plays a significant role in the social inclusion agenda, says Kaye Bowman.   Governments tell us social inclusion is important. The best future for Australia will rest on its ability to develop the capacities ...

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Don’t devolve TAFE: Lee

Training in NSW would suffer if the state’s TAFE structure was broken up into autonomous institutions, according to the former federal shadow education minister and current chair of the TAFE Commission Board, Michael Lee. Lee, a rising Labor star before ...

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TV habits lead to risky behaviour

Groundbreaking research suggests that pregnancy rates are much higher among teens who watch a lot of TV with sexual dialogue and behaviour, such as Sex in the City, compared with those who have tamer viewing tastes. Teens who watched the ...

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Two senior appointments for JCU

James Cook University appointed Professor Andrew Vann as its new senior deputy vice-chancellor and Professor Chris Cocklin (pictured) as deputy vice-chancellor (research and innovation).Cocklin was previously pro vice-chancellor of JCU’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and IT. He joined the university ...

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Del Mar awarded Rose-Hunt Medal

Bond University’s dean of health sciences and medicine, Professor Chris Del Mar, has been presented with the Rose-Hunt Medal by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) for outstanding commitment to Australian general practice. The medal is named after ...

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New CEO for UniSA’s commercialisation arm

UniSA has appointed Graham Smith to the role of CEO of ITEK, the university’s commercialisation company. Smith’s most recent position was chief executive of the Katolyst Group, an organisation specialising in improving the development and commercialisation capabilities of New Zealand ...

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Curtin appoints director for energy research centre

Curtin University has appointed Professor Chun-Zhu Li as the director of its new Curtin Centre for Advanced Energy Science and Engineering. He obtained his PhD in chemical engineering in 1993 from Imperial College London. After postdoctoral research in Imperial College ...

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