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Opinion: No education without aspiration

A world of higher learning and opportunities can be found on university campuses;but disadvantaged students often must see it to desire it. When I was 11 years old, I went with a church boys’ club to visit Melbourne University. We ...

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Refugee advocates lobbying for student loan changes

One of the leaders behind a program mentoring high school students from refugee backgrounds is marking this year’s World Refugee Week by calling for those on temporary protection visas and asylum seekers to be eligible for federal government assistance to meet ...

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Price caps for VET courses tabled in report

The federal government is discussing capping the prices of vocational courses offered through VET FEE-HELP. This is one of the options tabled in a discussion paper the federal skills minister, Scott Ryan, released today. It read: “Recognising course costs are often unreflective of ...

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