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Price caps for VET courses tabled in report

The federal government is discussing capping the prices of vocational courses offered through VET FEE-HELP. This is one of the options tabled in a discussion paper the federal skills minister, Scott Ryan, released today. It read: “Recognising course costs are often unreflective of ...

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Shergold maintains WSU’s refugee commitment

The top public servant in New South Wales refugee resettlement and recently re-installed Western Sydney University chancellor said the 20 per cent federal government cut to universities would not impede his institution’s efforts to give refugees accessible higher education. Professor Peter Shergold, ...

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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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