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UA criticises Trump’s revised travel ban

It’s likely US President Donald Trump will continue to be the conversation topic of choice within higher education, as he issued his revised travel ban today. In an executive order, Trump has banned citizens of Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Syria ...

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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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