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Opinion: Dismantling the VET blame game

The federal government lays VET FEE-HELP’s failure at Labor’s feet, conveniently ignoring its own policy shortcomings since 2013. What does a government do when the whole country knows its policy has failed? In the case of the current federal government ...

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Opinion: OT reforms would lead to unis playing ducks and drakes

National Tertiary Education Union industrial relations claim threatens the demise of the academy and international competitiveness. Academic staff at Australian Universities enjoy flexible working hours and freedom to pursue their research and intellectual interests within their disciplines with only minimal ...

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BUDGET: VET funding declines amid policy vacuum

The 2016–17 federal Budget confirms that Commonwealth investment in Vocational Education and Training (VET) will fall by more than $500 million in 2017–18, when the National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform expires. There will also be reductions of $50 million over four years ...

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