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Opinion: VET reform promises disappointment

Recent Senate paper builds up reader expectations of a robust effort to reform VET – but the Coalition’s minority report shoots down those hopes. By John Mitchell A familiar experience: you start reading a new government report on the VET ...

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Opinion: Close ERA loopholes now

Quality ratings are meaningless if the process for evaluating research is easily subverted. By Peter Drummond We try to regulate many things in modern life, and often wonder at the total perversity that results. Yet the answer is simple. Just ...

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The community way

Local ownership of satellite campuses may be the answer to greater reach for unis and better service to the places they reside. A tertiary education campus can be a significant asset to a community, offering long-lived economic, social and cultural ...

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How to engineer a better STEM future?

Getting enough students into STEM subjects to keep Australia competitive will require starting early and focusing on girls. Linda Kristjanson interviewed by Amie Larter With the federal government recently spruiking the need for higher numbers of STEM graduates in order ...

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Voices are beacons

With a tumultuous year coming up, it’s more important than ever that students’ needs and desires guide the way. In Queensland universities, leaders are looking to a ‘cliff year’ on the horizon, and considering how best to chart a course ...

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OPINION: Bleak education jobs outlook needs solutions

Campus Review’s Futureproof Now conference last week focussed upon the ways university education needed to change to fit with the jobs and employment patterns of the near future. University educators were called upon to be innovative and responsive to the ...

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