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Budget snapshot: Key items affecting higher ed

SAVINGS MEASURES Higher Education Reform — deregulation shelved, funding cuts delayed to 2018 As explained in the budget papers regarding the government’s deregulation reforms that were twice rejected by the senate: “The government will delay the implementation of the higher education reforms ...

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More funding for human research ethics committees: expert

The National Health and Medical Research Council must lobby government for funding to properly support human medical research ethics committees, an internationally renowned expert has argued. Professor Linda Shields, American Academy of Nursing fellow and Charles Sturt University nursing academic, ...

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Lower HELP repayment threshold to $42,000: Norton

Grattan Institute modelling advocates lowering the HELP loan repayment threshold to $42,000 – calling it an “efficient and fair” solution to curb ballooning debt from unpaid loans. The current threshold stands at $54,126, though the federal Education Department estimates one-fifth ...

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Parker says unis help entrench inequality, offers solutions

Australian higher education perpetuates inequality, and ATAR should be scrapped and university places recapped to help fix the situation. That’s the argument University of Canberra vice-chancellor professor Stephen Parker made in remarks to the TJ Ryan Foundation this week. Parker’s comments came after a ...

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