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Unis bag move to link research funds, deregulation

The nation's top universities have used paid advertisements to describe as "dumb" the Abbott Government's decision to link research funding to fee deregulation. Go8 universities – which include the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne and the University of Queensland ...

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Abbott suicide call ‘inadvertent’: Palmer

Clive Palmer claims he misspoke when he publicly urged the prime minister to commit suicide. The Palmer United Party leader was responding to comments Tony Abbott made about Mr Palmer stopping his two senators from supporting the government's higher education ...

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Pyne’s penalty plan won’t work

Christopher Pyne’s plan to impose fines on universities that overcharge for degrees won’t work and will hit students the hardest, Greens higher education spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said. “It’s a bad policy that would mean that the universities pass those ...

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Website tells which unis are LGBTI-friendly

Prospective students can now check out how gay-friendly a university is with the launch of the first ever Australian LGBTI University Guide. Produced by the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (GLRL) and the Star Observer, the guide rates universities ...

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Universities Australia names new chief

University of Western Sydney vice-chancellor professor Barney Glover has been announced as the next chair of peak group Universities Australia. Glover will take over from professor Sandra Harding, who will step down from the role on May 19. Glover has a background and ...

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