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Almost 10,000 student places unfunded as uni offers go out 17 Jan 2018
An initial shortfall of almost 10,000 student places will not be funded this year due to the Government’s freeze on university funding, new modelling by Universities Australia forecasts.
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Funding freeze will damage uni sector: Moody's rating agency 12 Jan 2018
Rating agency Moody’s has echoed warnings from the higher education sector about the damaging impact of the Government’s university funding freeze.
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Graduate job outlook improves: national survey 12 Jan 2018
Graduate employment rates and median salaries are on the rise, according to the latest national report on graduate outcomes.
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Grads well-prepared for jobs, employer satisfaction remains high: survey 8 Jan 2018
More than nine out of 10 employers say university graduates were well-prepared by their university education for their current job, according to a national survey released today.
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OPINION: FALLING BEHIND AGAIN 5 Jan 2018
It's not just students waiting for an offer who will be left in the lurch. Western Sydney and other growth areas will be hardest hit as the government changes its policy on funding university placements
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Universities welcome ministers appointed to key roles today 19 Dec 2017
Universities Australia congratulates Cabinet Minister Michaelia Cash and Assistant Minister Zed Seselja on their new roles in the crucial portfolios of Jobs, Innovation and Science.
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Latest cuts would leave Australia's uni funding 'frozen in time' as costs rise 18 Dec 2017
Cuts of $2.2 billion in today’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) would freeze university funding in 2017 dollars, forcing universities to cut student numbers.
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2018-19 UA Pre-Budget Submission_Final.pdf (pdf 761.9KB) 14 Dec 2017
2018-19 UA Pre-Budget Submission_Final.pdf
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A productivity-led return to budget surplus would be hit by uni cuts 13 Dec 2017
If backdoor cuts to university funding are inflicted in the mid-year economic and fiscal outlook next week, it will set back efforts to return the federal Budget to surplus within the decade.
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UA commends Government on ‘Safe Harbour’ copyright protections for universities 7 Dec 2017
Universities Australia commends the Turnbull Government on introducing legislation to extend Australia’s copyright ‘safe harbour’ protections to universities, schools and libraries.
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