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Abolish university fees, says Uni of Melbourne chief

The Albanese government should resurrect the 50-year-old policy of former Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and abolish university fees, said University of Melbourne vice-chancellor Duncan Maskell. In his annual vice-chancellor’s address on Tuesday, Professor Maskell said the reintroduction of university ...

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Budget 2023: what’s in it for higher education

More university placements to facilitate Australia's nuclear submarine endeavours and clinical spots to attract nursing graduates were among the key tertiary spends included in this year's federal budget. Treasurer Jim Chalmers handed down his second budget on Tuesday, which prioritised ...

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Tertiary peak bodies call for funding overhaul

Universities and higher education peak bodies are asking for increased funding into research and to scrap the jobs-ready graduate scheme ahead of a major government review. Universities Australia and The Group of Eight (G08) were among the peak tertiary bodies ...

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Academics taken hostage in Papua New Guinea

An anthropology professor and his colleagues have been taken hostage by an armed group in Papua New Guinea. PNG’s Prime Minister, James Marape, told reporters on Monday his government has been in contact with the kidnappers, with missionaries living in the ...

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Universities face-to-face plans for 2023

The majority of Australia's major universities have revealed plans to ditch remote learning and make a full transition to face-to-face classes this year. As of February 2023, staff and students from the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne ...

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