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Abolition of Office for Learning and Teaching a loss 4 May 2016
The Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) which delivers incentives to improve teaching excellence and innovation has been abolished in the 2016-17 Budget.
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Budget cuts to university equity programme deeply disappointing: Universities Australia 4 May 2016
Universities Australia has criticised the 2016-17 Federal Budget’s cuts to the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme (HEPPP) which assists universities to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds to complete degrees.
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The graduate effect: higher education spillovers to the Australian workforce 2 May 2016
The Australian economy is undergoing a major transition. A shift is underway from the mining construction boom era—in which significant resources were applied to the development of our natural resources— to a new phase in our history. We are now faced with the challenge of diversifying our economy and seizing new opportunities through innovation, entrepreneurship and greater integration within our region. The development of our human capital—the skills and smarts of our people—is now a crucial element of Australia’s economic development into the future.
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Inquiry into domestic violence and gender inequality 12 Apr 2016
Our universities recognise that domestic violence and gender inequality is a significant social issue and that all parts of the community need to take action to reduce and eliminate violence against women and gender inequality. Over many years—both individually and collectively - Australia’s universities have implemented numerous policies, programs and processes to ensure the safety of the university community.
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