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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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Strictly Speaking | Magpie, hamster, squirrel

In a recent article on words that the COVID-19 crisis is adding to English (and other languages), columnist David Astle mentions magpie as a verb, meaning to swoop on supermarket shelves and clear them (Sydney Morning Herald, 3.4.20). The aggressiveness ...

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On the move | June

BENTLEY LEADS After a global search, Federation University has found its new vice-chancellor on home turf – Professor Duncan Bentley, the current deputy vice-chancellor (academic) at Swinburne University. Bentley leads the Academic, International, Online and Indigenous portfolios at Swinburne, and ...

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JobKeeper great but needs an extension: ITECA

The peak body for independent education providers is calling for a limited extension to the JobKeeper scheme. The Independent Education Council Australia (ITECA) says extending the scheme beyond September “is particularly relevant to the English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas ...

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