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Budget reply: Labor cosies up to higher ed

If Labor is traditionally the party of spending, not scrimping, on popular areas, it has provided evidence for this. In opposition leader Bill Shorten’s Budget reply last night, he announced a bounty for both universities and the VET sector. The ...

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Budget 2018: Win for universities, loss for students

While metropolitan and rural universities alike are, for once, mostly pleased with the Budget, students feel neglected. Tertiary institutions praised, among other measures, the boost in research funding. At the same time, the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) lamented the ...

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Regional unis request strategic overhaul

Despite rural, regional and remote universities being ‘anchor institutions’ – the economic and intellectual hearts of their respective towns – they’re not recognised as such by the federal government. That’s the key message of the Regional Universities Network (RUN)’s new National Regional ...

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