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An Overton window of Australia’s VET

A surge of reports on the future of Australia’s VET sector were published in the lead-up to the federal election, many tabled by Craig Fowler in a recent article published in Campus Review. Labor’s Tanya Plibersek established the terms of ...

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Dispelling the myths of the Ramsay Centre

Established in March 2017 through a bequest by the Ramsay Foundation, the Ramsay Centre’s objective is to reinvigorate the study of Western civilisation in Australia. The Centre aims to have its program taught in two to three universities initially, mainly ...

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New Zealand cuts funding to free degrees

Storm clouds have brewed in the land of the long white cloud. After the much-heralded announcement of ‘free‘, that is, taxpayer-funded university in October last year, in its May budget, the Labour government froze funding. Perhaps following Australia’s lead, the ...

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Budget 2018: Win for universities, loss for students

While metropolitan and rural universities alike are, for once, mostly pleased with the Budget, students feel neglected. Tertiary institutions praised, among other measures, the boost in research funding. At the same time, the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) lamented the ...

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