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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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Opinion: Let’s get standards compliance right

The extent to which Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) compliance is monitored has been an area of debate for many years. Between 2001-2011 the enhancement led audit by the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) placed less emphasis on institutional compliance with ...

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