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Medical marijuana is already legal: researcher

Medical cannabis is already legal in Australia and has been for a while, a researcher from the University of Sydney has said. Clinical associate professor Nick Lintzeris, from USYD’s Lambert Initiative for research into cannabis-based therapeutics, said there is great ...

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Focus defence closer to home: policy expert

An Australian National University defence policy expert is calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to reconfigure national defence priorities closer to home. Dr John Blaxland, senior fellow at ANU’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, said what happens in the immediate ...

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Arts and humanities called key to getting jobs

Arts and humanities degrees are more valuable for getting graduates jobs than purely technical degrees, a humanities advocacy group has said. Statistics from Graduate Careers Australia show that rates of graduate employment have been steadily declining in recent years – decreasing ...

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ANU announces $53m student residence

The Australian National University has unveiled its plans for a $53 million student residential building. ANU students influenced the design of the new building, which will house an extra 500 students on campus from 2017. Chris Grange, executive director of administration ...

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Symposium to show education is the way

Indigenous education leaders from around Australia will gather at the University of the Sunshine Coast for the 9th annual Indigenous Education Symposium on Saturday 29 August. The theme of this year’s symposium ‘education is the way’ will explore ways to ...

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Multimillion-dollar gift for mental health research

Mental health researchers at Monash University will benefit from a new multimillion-dollar gift. Monash economics graduate and stockbroker David Winston Turner has donated $5.2 million – the largest philanthropic gift the university has received. The gift, to be distributed over ...

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Linking Victorian apprentices with employers

A new effort to create pathways to employment for Victorian apprentices is underway. MAS National has been selected as part of the Australian Government’s $200 million annual investment in the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) to provide apprentice, employer and trainee ...

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A search for answers as business students flunk final

Hundreds of students studying postgraduate business programs at the University of Sydney have failed core subjects, leaving many shocked and confused. Almost 40 per cent of the more than 1200 students enrolled in Critical Thinking in Business failed, the Sydney University ...

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UWS rebrand a necessary evolution: Glover

The University of Western Sydney has formally announced its rebranding as ‘Western Sydney University’ with vice-chancellor Barney Glover defending the consultation process and long-term strategy behind the move. The announcement, made at the university’s Parramatta campus this morning, follows strong ...

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