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They said it!

  “It’s complete nonsense that universities are doing it hard…They’ve had their funding increased by 50 per cent since 2007.” Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans told The Australian that university vice-chancellors were promoting increases in student fees to pre-empt a ...

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Union asks Evans to clarify COAG funding deal

Proposed changes to vocational education funding could lock some potential students out of further education, says a national union for public educators. The Australian Education Union has written to Tertiary Education and Skills Minister Senator Chris Evans, along with the ...

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Climate change research a world first

Cutting-edge research facilities that can simulate the carbon-laden atmosphere of the future and study its impact on native bushland have been opened at the University of Western Sydney. The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at Richmond will house up to ...

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Cautious response to funding changes

Reactions have been mixed to the announcement that reward funding would be restructured and a discount on HECS fees for maths and science subjects removed in the federal government’s mid-year economic and fiscal outlook. Maths, statistics and science units will attract ...

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TAFE central says Evans

Some new and important voices are questioning Victoria’s experiments with VET market reform and their impacts on TAFE institutes. The new voices include the NSW Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli, (Campus Review, October 17), who said in relation to Victoria that “leaving ...

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