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JCU ordered to pay sacked professor $1.2m

Former James Cook University professor Peter Ridd will line his pockets with $1.2 million from his former employer’s coffers should it decide not to appeal the Federal Court ruling. The marine scientist was dismissed by JCU in May last year. ...

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JCU unlawfully sacked marine scientist: judge

A judge has ruled that James Cook University’s termination of Dr Peter Ridd’s employment was unlawful. The marine scientist was dismissed by JCU in May last year. In his view, it was because he “dared to fight the university and ...

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Fare thee well, campus? Not for these universities

The world's oldest universities weren't just sites of learning. They were also civic, religious and social institutions. Without Oxford, Bologna and Al-Karueein we wouldn't have modern-day ethics, or defences against bygone empires or the omniscient power of the medieval church. Universities were ...

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Flagship courses may give unis a boost

Outstanding courses could present a way for universities to stand out in the crowd – and attract more funding from the government, a seminar in Melbourne has been told. The Base Funding Review panel suggested that universities could offer undergraduate ...

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Judge gives $1m to JCU

Former Queensland Supreme Court judge Kerry Cullinane QC has donated $1 million to James Cook University, one of the largest personal donations it has received. The money will be spent providing scholarships and bursaries for disadvantaged students and provide some ...

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