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Report sounds regional youth jobless alarm

More than one-third of unemployed Australians are young people aged between 15 and 24, new data shows. The Brotherhood of St Laurence report released today, reveals more than 264,000 jobless young people make up 36 per cent of the country’s ...

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On the move: February

Commissioners reappointed TEQSA has announced the reappointment of three commissioners. Professor Nick Saunders will continue as chief commissioner, with Dr Lin Martin and Professor Cliff Walsh as commissioners. Saunders served as vice-chancellor of the University of Newcastle from 2004 to ...

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On the move: January

New engineering dean for USYD The University of Sydney will welcome Professor Willy Zwaenepoel as the new dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies on 15 June 2018. Zwaenepoel is an experienced leader in experimental computer science research, ...

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Strictly Speaking | Snowflake

The meanings of words are constantly changing, with some ending up very far from their original sense. Smug was originally a positive adjective, used for complimenting people on their smart appearance. Obviously this praise went to their heads, giving us ...

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More work for undergraduates on the way

Finding full-time work remains a challenge for university graduates, but job opportunities are on their way up, according to economists. The latest data from job search site Indeed revealed that less than 72 per cent of undergraduates found full-time work within ...

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Academics hunt for the wilderwomen

Adventurer Bear Grylls, of Man vs. Wild fame, was first praised, then scorned for his ‘tough guy’ persona. All the while, most people hadn’t heard of Megan Hine. The fair-skinned, doe-eyed fellow Brit was once described by Grylls as “stronger than 99 per ...

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