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This section contains articles on early childhood education, primary and secondary schooling. As with a number of other sections, it contains some articles on Federal Government priorities that have an impact on the State's education system.

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NZ's mistakes in higher education

John Grundy writes (The Conversation, 10.10.14) that NZ has had to unwind many of its higher education 'reforms' after 'nasty, unintended consequen... More »

Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014

Senate Inquiry on Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014 - link to Inquiry site.

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Pyne's plan isn't the way to protect our units from 'mediocrity'

Emmaline Bexley argues in The Conversation (9.10.14) that continued regulation of university fees 'will not mean ranking death for Australian unive... More »

Future of Australia's universities at risk?

In University World News (Issue 0037, 5.10.14), Geoff Maslin reports on a speech by Michael Gallagher, executive director of the 'Group of... More »

Not all vocational training providers are stacking up

Alan Montague writes in The Conversation (3.10.14) that the quality of current training and development is under question, 'and it is a problem - a... More »

Submissions to the Senate inquiry on deregulation of higher education

Tim Pitman writes in The Conversation (30.9.14) that 130 submissions have been received by the higher education Senate inquiry: 'A few embrace high... More »

UWA model would life uni debt for woman, disadvantaged

Ben Phillips and Stephen Parker write in The Conversation (4.10.14) that the UWA's recently announced post-deregulation price structure, setting fe... More »

Australian Schools: the view from Mars

'The federal government's competition review is disastrously wrong about education' writes Dean Ashenden in Inside Story (24.9.14)

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UQ warns international students may get priority

Cameron Atfield reports in The Brisbane Times (26.9.14) that the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Queensland has warned that UQ would be forced... More »

Apprentices and trainees: 2014 report

The number of apprentices and trainees in-training as at 31 March 2014 was 386,800, a decrease of 12.4% from 31 March 2013 according to report by t... More »

VET funding and the role of TAFE

Professor Peter Noonan describes Vocational Education and Training as 'at the crossroads' and calls for a sustainable investment base for VET and a... More »

Professor John Quiggin on Pyne's university 'reforms'

John Quiggin is critical of 'three misguided beliefs' of the Group of Eight universities who, unlike students, academics or the general public, hav... More »

Evidence-free policy: the Pyne reforms to higher education

Peter McPhee writes in Inside Story (5.9.14) that the higher education sector is now in uncharted waters. 'Its very considerable achievements &ndas... More »

Which cap fits? Putting a ceiling on university fees

Adjunct Professor Gavin Moodie, in The Conversation (5.9.14), discusses the option and complexity of putting a ceiling on university fees.

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School chaplaincy debate ignores what 'secular' education really is

In The Weekend Conversation (30 August 2014) Audrey Statham argues that there is widespread misunderstanding of the term 'secular'.  She sugge... More »

Pyne's education changes ignoring the evidence

Peter McPhee and Glenn Savage argue in The Conversation (28.8.14) that Christopher Pyne's radical education changes have ignored evidence:  'E... More »

TAFE gets a 'long hard look' in VET review

Harley Dennett writes in The Mandarin (26.8.14) that the future of TAFE is in doubt as the Federal government favours funding to industry and vocat... More »

In higher education quality is in the eye of the beholder

Jane O'Callaghan (The Conversation, 26.8.14) asks whether Christopher Pyne's higher education reforms will lead to improvements in teaching.  ... More »

Evidence-free beliefs: history in the hands of the Coalition

Adjunct Professor Tony Taylor (The Conversation, 25.8.14) writes about the overdue Donnelly/Wiltshire report on the National Curriculum (d... More »

Commercialising university research

In The Conversation (25.8.14), Professor Tim Mazarrol argues the need to engage universities in the early stages of the commercialisation ... More »

Another punch in the TAFE?

Report in the Brisbane Times (20.8.14) that president of Queensland Teachers Union Kevin Bates predicts that controversial changes to Queensland's ... More »

TAFE in crisis? No, but the future is changing for vocational education

In The Conversation (19.8.14) Professor Peter Noonan argues that 'Governments must be clearer about the role and purpose of TAFE as the public VET ... More »

Why Christopher Pyne has failed to sell his tertiary education reforms

Jamie Miller writes in the Conversation (18.814) about Christopher Pyne's failure to sell his tertiary education reforms:  'The long, sorry sa... More »

The benefits of research aren't just economic

In The Conversation (12.8.14) Jason Ensor argues that forcing research and innovation to fit corporate needs exclusively is a 'pretty blunt way' to... More »

PUP party to oppose Pyne's university 'reforms'

'Senate kingmaker Clive Palmer has stated categorically that his party will not vote for the deregulation of university fees when the Abbott govern... More »


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