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Increasing the number of women in STEM

Australian government and industry are coming together to invest in upskilling and diversifying the future workforce in STEM disciplines. The federal government announced last Friday that universities can now apply for the 4,000 Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) designed to attract ...

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Vice-chancellors critique the sector

A small cadre of retired and current vice-chancellors have recently come forward to critique the current Australian tertiary education system and the behaviours of its leadership. Emeritus Professor Greg Whately Australian National University Vice-Chancellor and chief Brian Schmidt AC recently ...

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Over 214,000 students enrol in Fee-Free TAFE

Enrolments in the government-backed Fee-Free TAFE initiative exceeded 214,000 in the first six months, nearly 35,000 more than anticipated. The federal government announced a 12-month skills agreement providing $550.1m in 2023, including $493.3m for fee-free TAFE places, which state and ...

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UniMelb union members start seven-day strike

Union members at one of the nation's richest universities plan to strike for up to one week after negotiations between the union and the institution allegedly reached a stalemate. Members of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) at the University ...

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Delayed SA ‘mega uni’ launch could cost $250m

A delayed opening of South Australia’s new ‘mega-uni’ could cost up to $250m and cause significant damage to the state’s reputation. Adelaide University, a collective of University of South Australia (UniSA) and University of Adelaide (UA), is scheduled to open ...

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Q&A: STOP joins Accord process

Anti-violence organisations have joined the education minister's working group to improve university governance on sexual violence on campus. Camille Schloeffel, founder and director of The STOP Campaign, represented victim-survivor advocates at the meeting with Education Minister Jason Clare. The STOP ...

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