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Broderick to review JCU’s sexual assault policies

Former sex discrimination commissioner Elizabeth Broderick. Photo: Australian Human Rights Commission

James Cook University has appointed former sex discrimination commissioner Elizabeth Broderick to lead a review of the institution’s sexual assault and harassment policies, after a staff member who raped a student was promoted following the incident. The review will look ...

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New IRU chair sets sights on equity policies

Innovative Research Universities chair and Flinders University vice-chancellor professor Colin Stirling.

Restoring the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program and including sub-degree loans in the demand-driven system are two of the priorities for the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) group’s new chair, professor Colin Stirling. This puts the IRU – a network ...

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Unis, Nobel laureates condemn Trump’s immigration ban

US President Donald Trump. Photo: Evan Vucci.

Universities, locally and overseas, have issued statements condemning US President Donald Trump’s immigration ban of seven Muslim majority countries, as they say it will restrict the free movement of students and researchers. Universities Australia chief executive Belinda Robinson said this ...

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UniMelb releases sustainability plan

The University of Melbourne. Photo: Daniel Dorall.

The University of Melbourne has pledged to achieve carbon neutrality on its campuses by 2030, achieve zero net emissions from electricity usage by 2021, and develop a framework to guide its $1.9 billion investment fund. Allan Tait, UniMelb chief financial ...

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