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NTEU fears tuition hikes under Abbott

Degrees will cost more under the Coalition, the National Tertiary Education Union warns. By Dallas Bastian. Jeannie Rea, president of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), has warned that newly elected Prime Minister Tony Abbott would increase the cost of ...

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Federation University Australia one step closer to launch

The Victorian Parliament has passed legislation to see Ballarat University change its name and move towards expansion. By Dallas Bastian. Legislation has passed through the Victorian Parliament moving Ballarat University further towards its name change. “Federation University Australia – or ...

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Researchers under the microscope

Projects face greater scrutiny all around as competition for dollars increases. By Louis White The much publicised drama over Queensland University of Technology scientists who received more than $1 million to produce a now-discredited research paper is one of 52 ...

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Training dollars must hit the target

The days of copious government funding for VET programs are over, so spending wisely is critical. By Jim Barron Here we are in the latter throes of the election campaign and every stakeholder group is shouting its loudest to be ...

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Abbott backs cheap loans for tradies

Coalition touts incentives to encourage apprenticeships. By Antonia Maiolo. Opposition leader Tony Abbott has announced plans for interest-free loans of up to $20,000 for apprentices, starting from next year. The HECS-style system would help apprentices pay for their training, tools ...

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CQU cuts 166 jobs

Decline in international students led to losses; staff input helps some retain jobs. By Aileen Macalintal Central Queensland University has cut 166 jobs in order to generate about $25 million in budget savings, mostly in response to the downturn in ...

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Greens say STEMs can’t grow from cuts

Party backs chief scientist’s call for more federal spending on education. The Australian Greens have renewed their call for the federal government to restore $2.3 billion in university budget cuts and increase base public funding in light of the chief ...

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Course quality flagged by new minister

  Despite concerns, Kim Carr is careful to avoid talk of reintroducing admissions caps. By Antonia Maiolo The new Minister for Higher Education, Kim Carr, has not clarified whether he will reintroduce university enrolment caps, despite signalling the need to ...

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