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Who decides who dies in driverless car accidents?

At least 11 auto manufacturers, including Toyota, Audi and Tesla, are putting driverless car plans in motion. With soon-to-be robot drivers comes the need to program ethics in them. Think, a situation like the trolley dilemma, where a driver must choose ...

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Student seepage worrisome: government

“People are making complicated – and sometimes deeply personal – decisions to withdraw from study when life gets in the way. We shouldn’t pressure students to stay enrolled if they need to care for a dying parent, for instance, and ...

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Campaign grows to save Lilydale

Union and community action is building in Melbourne’s east as students and businesses fight to save the Swinburne campus. Thousands of protesters in Melbourne have marched on the office of local state Liberal MP Christine Fyffe where they presented a ...

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Swinburne campus closure hits staff, students

Victorian TAFE funding cuts have caused Swinburne University of Technology to shut its Lilydale campus. More than 1000 TAFE students will be affected by the closure, which will also result in 240 staff members losing their jobs. Courses in hospitality, ...

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Casual staff still unpaid at Swinburne

Hundreds of casual staff at Swinburne University have still not been paid for work they have done this semester, says the National Tertiary Education Union, and there concerns that the problem will occur again next semester. Charlie Saunders, an NTEU ...

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Campuses slow to share amenities fees

Student organisations at several universities are still in negotiations with management over the allocation of money raised under the Student Services Amenities Fee, with some groups concerned they will receive no money at all. NUS president Donherra Walmsley said Swinburne ...

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