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ICAC advice helpful in universities' fight against fraud 17 Apr 2015
The advice paper issued by the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) makes a helpful contribution to the ongoing efforts of universities to reduce and mitigate the risk of fraudulent behaviour in delivering international education.
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Applications open for new Australia-Germany research scheme 8 Apr 2015
International research collaboration will increase substantially this week with the official opening of applications for the Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme.
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Ongoing scrutiny into the implementation of the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 18 Mar 2015
There has been significant work undertaken since the introduction of the original legislation and the amendments proposed address the major concerns raised by the university sector. The university sector notes the short timeframes for this submission process, but agrees that this issue needs to be considered as soon as possible. The university sector strongly advocates for the passing of the Amendment Bill within this sitting period, as the offence provisions under the original Act are due to commence on 16 May 2015.
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Senate Committee Inquiry into the Principles of the Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014, and Related Matters 3 Mar 2015
On 11 February 2015, the Senate referred an inquiry into the principles of the Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014, alternatives to deregulation and related matters to the Education and Employment References Committee for inquiry and report by 17 March 2015. Universities Australia calls on Senators to work with the Government to pass the Bill with amendments to reduce uncertainty and secure a high quality Australian higher education system that is accessible, financially sustainable, and affordable for both students and taxpayers.
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