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NTEU accuses VU of manufacturing a deficit

Victoria University has been accused of having a “manufactured deficit” to justify sweeping workforce restructures, a claim that university management has firmly denied. Paul Adams, president of the National Tertiary Education Union’s VU branch, said the 115 job losses that ...

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OECD touts mums’ economic potential

You don’t often see a positive spin on unemployment figures. In this case, however, mums have cause to smile. The OECD has tipped them as the single largest potential contributor to Australia’s workforce. In a report, Connecting People with Jobs, ...

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UA criticises Trump’s revised travel ban

It’s likely US President Donald Trump will continue to be the conversation topic of choice within higher education, as he issued his revised travel ban today. In an executive order, Trump has banned citizens of Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Syria ...

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Joyce, Birmingham announce regional education review

The federal government is undertaking a review to form a policy blueprint for helping country students have the same educational opportunities as their city counterparts. Federal education minister Simon Birmingham said that around one-third of country students don’t complete Year ...

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Plibersek envisions more flexible demand-driven system

Federal Labor has flagged further reforms to increase flexibility in the demand-driven system of university funding if it comes to power at the next election. Addressing the Universities Australia conference in Canberra on Thursday 2 March 2017, shadow education minister ...

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