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WA Senate count shows swing to Greens, PUP

Rebecca Le May Greens Senator Scott Ludlam appears to have retained his seat in the re-run West Australian Senate election, with early results showing a big swing to the party.

The Coalition's 'adults' are in charge of the country, but it's time Tony Abbott's team started growing up

Mark Kenny The same December night General Motors signed the death warrant of Holden, one of Tony Abbott's most senior ministers went looking for love.

The rise and fall of Julia Gillard

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Peter Hartcher In the fourth part of a five-part investigation, Peter Harcher reveals that factors that led to the downfall of Australia's first female prime minister,

Aust universities sit on a 'precipice'

Dan Harrison University leader Fred Hilmer has declared Australian universities are on a precipice, underfunded and smothered by regulation, and heading for decline without urgent and dramatic policy change.

Unis bound by red tape, low funds, says chief

Professor Fred Hilmer, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of New South Wales, addresses the National Press Club of Australia in Canberra, on Wednesday 25 July 2012. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Dan Harrison THE university leader Fred Hilmer has declared Australian universities are on a precipice, underfunded and smothered by regulation, and heading for decline without urgent and dramatic policy change.

Student subsidy too high: report

A new code demands that academics must promote positivity and show passion at work.

Benjamin Preiss The government should spend less on subsidising university students until graduates can provide a better return for society on the public investment, according to a new study.

Shift costs back to uni students, report says

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Emma Macdonald Students should pay more for their degrees because they gain more from it than taxpayers, who foot an annual $6 billion bill in tuition subsidies, a new report says.

Funding freeze halts research

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Peter Martin and Ben Preiss Australia's medical and scientific research system is in chaos ahead of the budget update.

Minister slams unis' 'elitist' view

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Bianca Hall Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans has hit back at Australia's top research universities.

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Language studies plan backed despite high cost

Benjamin Preiss Higher Education Reporter THE FEDERAL government's plan to allow all students the opportunity to study an Asian language would cost billions of dollars, an Asia policy expert says.

Soldier's bravery hailed

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Australia's latest casualty from the conflict in Afghanistan farewelled.

University research at top end of world standard

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Catherine Armitage MORE than half Australian universities' overall research performance is at or above world standards, analysis by the federal government shows.

Indian student numbers falling

The number of Indian students coming to Australia to study has fallen dramatically in the past four years.

Benjamin Preiss Number of Indian students coming to Australia to study has fallen dramatically in the past four years and the high dollar, stricter visa conditions and safety concerns are some of the reasons.

Inquiry call on CSIRO 'bullying'

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Noel Towell An inquiry should be held into Commonwealth science agency CSIRO and the treatment of its 6600-strong workforce amid claims ''of criminal conduct and commercial fraud'', the federal opposition says.

Call for CSIRO bullying probe

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Noel Towell The federal opposition wants an inquiry into the Commonwealth science agency, the CSIRO, and the treatment of its 6600-strong workforce amid claims of ''criminal conduct and commercial fraud'' in the...

'Dental glut' sparks call to cap university graduates

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Benjamin Preiss Universities are turning out too many young dentists, leaders in the profession say.

Students to be spared higher fees

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Daniel Hurst Uni students spared higher fees after Gillard government rejected call to boost funding.

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Shock resignations to prompt reshuffle

The retirement of Government ministers Chris Evans and Nicola Roxon will mean a cabinet reshuffle in delicate times.

Gillard in turmoil

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Mark Kenny and Jessica Wright Julia Gillard's extended election campaign has suffered another damaging blow with the shock resignation of two of Labor’s most senior Cabinet ministers, the Attorney-General Nicola Roxon and the...