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Pyne press club

Education Minister Christopher Pyne has left the door open for alternatives to the government’s plan to charge students a higher interest rate on HECS-HELP repayments. In an address to the National Press Club yesterday in which he spruiked the virtues ...

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Tough all over

A quick look at tertiary education in South Australia reveals little cause to celebrate. By Malcolm King. The more things stay the same, the more things change in Adelaide. It’s hard to know exactly what’s happening at the helm of ...

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Hidden money

The competition for government funding is set to get even more fierce; Australian universities must learn to tap other sources more aggressively. By Greg Spinks. The release of the federal Budget on May 13 has created a watershed moment for ...

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The path to greater research

A close look at funding schemes here and in the UK reveals the importance of supporting higher degree candidates. By Paul Wellings. One of the recurring higher education policy debates of the past two decades has focused on how much ...

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UWS chief talks finance

  Vice-chancellor Glover calls for an end to mounting uncertainty about funding. By Dallas Bastian. The University of Western Sydney’s new vice-chancellor has voiced his concerns about the economic environment within the sector. An internationally recognised mathematician, UWS professor Barney ...

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TAFE SA faces deep cuts, bleak outlook

As the state faces much tighter funding for training, fears of even more blows to a struggling jobs market emerge. By Malcolm King. TAFE SA faces massive budget cuts, course closures and redundancies due to over delivering Skills for All ...

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New territory for vocational training

The emerging polytechnic model straddles the interface of vocational training and higher education, and also addresses an anomaly in the area of support for student fees. By Meeuwis Boelen. The year 2013 marks the rise of the polytechnic with both ...

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Hard times call for new funding strategies

Global rankings of Australian universities are already under threat as government cuts cast a long shadow and pressure rises for alternative sources of funding.   By Louis White. Professor Ed Byrne has some bad news for the university sector. The vice-chancellor ...

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The wisdom of crowds

After making sure it had the right project to offer, the University of Ballarat is celebrating a successful venture into crowdfunding. By Dallas Bastian. A crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for a researcher’s computer program has had a successful outcome. ...

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Awards honour tertiary education leaders

Tertiary education managers lauded for innovation and best practice. By Antonia Maiolo The presentation of the 2nd annual Association for Tertiary Education Management/Campus Review Awards for best practice in tertiary education management was a success, encouraging strong entrants and attendees ...

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