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Accelerating qualification

It’s time universities made it easier – and faster – for students to earn and learn, by freeing up facilities. By Stuart Middleton Is it really necessary for students to take so long to get a qualification? Why are the ...

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Ballarat name change ‘imminent’

  In the wake of enormous change at campuses around the country, the University of Ballarat will have a new name in January 2014. By Antonia Maiolo University of Ballarat vice-chancellor David Battersby has said a name change for the institution ...

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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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