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AEU defends call for tougher teaching degrees

The Australian Education Union has hit back against claims that it dictates New South Wales teacher education policy to limit the number of incoming teachers for the benefit of its existing members. Australian Catholic University vice-chancellor professor Greg Craven previously told Campus Review that ...

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Uni reform impasse must end: Glover

Universities Australia has called on politicians to end a “legislative impasse” that the peak body argues has left the sector in “funding limbo” without a clear vision for the future. In a speech at the National Press club in Canberra ...

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Labor unveils $2.5 billion higher-education plan

A Labor government would increase the number of students completing their university studies by 20,000 each year from 2018, as part the party’s new higher education policy worth more than $2.5 billion, education spokesman Kim Carr announced. Carr said that ...

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Overseas HECS debtors set to pay up

The federal government may soon begin recouping millions of dollars in unpaid HECS loans following the introduction of legislation that would force many overseas-based Australian graduates to make repayments. Under long debated existing laws, Australians living and working overseas are ...

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Musical chairs in Canberra, but deregulation still looms

The installation of Malcolm Turnbull as the nation’s latest prime minister is unlikely to change the government’s higher education reform plans, despite the touted movement of Christopher Pyne to the defence portfolio as part of a Cabinet reshuffle. Answering questions ...

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Stop cuts to VET: Labor

Labor has slammed the Abbott Government for the large decline in apprentices since its election in September 2013. New figures from the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research show apprentices in training in September 2013 totalled 417,700. This is compared with ...

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