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Are STEM incentives paying off for women?

The federal government has poured millions into encouraging more women to enter careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), but uncertainty remains about which – if any – of the programs are delivering results. This is what astrophysicist Professor ...

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Strictly speaking | Frugal(ista)

In its sense of “sparing”, frugal is not a new word, and it often works as a negative when applied to the amount of food on the table, as in a frugal meal. But Samuel Johnson’s C18 observation on the ...

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ITECA CEO takes the gloss off new TAFE report

A new report has highlighted TAFE’s role in Australia’s economic success and warned that not investing in the sector will destroy our economy’s engines for prosperity, growth and equity. Authored by the Centre for Future Work at the Australia Institute, the ...

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Strictly Speaking | Fomite

Covid-19 has spawned a new vocabulary, from lockdown to social distancing to super-spreader, that has quickly become familiar. We’ve also had to learn technical terms like pandemic and coronavirus, and drug names like Hydroxychloroquine and Remdesivir. Another medical word that ...

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