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Newcastle uni did not discuss fee allocation

Student association says they were not consulted about the allocation of compulsory fees. By Antonia Maiolo A student association at the University of Newcastle Ourimbah Campus has condemned university management for failing to consult with them over the allocation of hundreds ...

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On target for the demand-driven system

  What do famous leaks and the demand-driven education system have in common? By Greg Craven A range of leaks have changed the course of history. In the United States, the Pentagon Papers brought about the beginning of the end ...

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Students at poverty’s door

  An overwhelming number of tertiary students living independently in Canberra are experiencing the kind of housing stress that leads to serious poverty outcomes, says a charity report. By Aileen Macalintal Anglicare surveyed over 200 students from Australian National University, University ...

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UTAS academics, staff strike

  National Tertiary Education Union members at the University of Tasmania have gone on strike to protest the extended negotiations for a new collective agreement. An NTEU spokesperson said the 30-minute strike went well at the Sandy Bay Campus. “After ...

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NTEU backs Greens in federal election

  The National Tertiary Education Union will stump up $1 million to back the Greens in the next election. By Antonia Maiolo The union supporting university staff and academics will put up $1 million of its members’ money to back ...

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Where are the higher education policies?

The lack of tertiary education policy announcements from the major parties as campaigning gathers pace is hardly new. But the Opposition’s support of what Labor has already done is unusual. By Fran Molloy As September’s federal election draws near, it’s ...

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Easing the burden

  Labor’s independent review of university red tape will streamline regulatory requirements. By Antonia Maiolo Tertiary education minister Craig Emerson and minister for higher education Sharon Bird have announced a planned review that will potentially ease the burden of increased reporting ...

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Students to feel the squeeze

  The scrapping of Student Start-up Scholarships for new students from 2014 will inevitably see university students sacrificing study time for more paid work. According to Roger Deutscher, manager of student housing and financial aid at the University of Melbourne, ...

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