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What comes after the lucky country

Citizens of the lucky country can no longer rely on good fortune for prosperity – they must rely on capabilities. This is the premise of a new Mitchell Institute report. “Today the question is not if we should seek to teach young ...

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Fare thee well, campus? Not for these universities

The world’s oldest universities weren’t just sites of learning. They were also civic, religious and social institutions. Without Oxford, Bologna and Al-Karueein we wouldn’t have modern-day ethics, or defences against bygone empires or the omniscient power of the medieval church. Universities were ...

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La Trobe sets example for universities globally

Is your university, in every sense, #tobaccofree? After signing the world’s first Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge, La Trobe University is. This means the Melbourne-based university not only prohibits smoking on campus, it has no tobacco-related investments, and will advocate for other organisations ...

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Should there be gender quotas in universities?

Following allegations of sexism in Australian politics, the gender quota debate has reemerged. Liberal MP Julia Banks, in announcing her intended resignation from parliament following the most recent leadership spill, stated the following: “…I’m not done. I am not giving ...

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