education

education August 22, 2020

Student nurses struggling to graduate

With the health system already under pressure, nursing students warn of a shortfall in graduates next year as Covid-19 hinders their ability to officially complete their placements and other course requirements.

education July 18, 2020

Childcare centres at financial risk

Women in the workforce will be worse off as the government ends free childcare and JobKeeper support for the sector, with experts warning that some centres will be forced to close.

education July 11, 2020

Public schools still missing out on funding

New analysis shows funding for Catholic and independent schools grew more than five times that of public schools in the past decade.

education June 27, 2020

Uni fee hike will fail: HECS architect

Leading economist Bruce Chapman says the government’s plan to raise fees for certain courses won’t drive students into more ‘job-relevant’ degrees.

education May 23, 2020

The end of the university boom

International students created a gold rush for higher education in Australia, but in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, universities will need to shrink in order to survive.

education May 9, 2020

Teachers fear for health and safety

As the federal government pushes for schools around the country to reopen, many teachers are concerned about poor communication and fear for their health and safety.

education April 25, 2020

Last exams: Reality of year 12 in lockdown

Covid-19 has opened up new disparities between students, as some states consider narrowing the scope of final-year exams in response.

education March 14, 2020

Private schools’ spending arms race heats up

While the nation’s elite schools outspend one another building new facilities, experts question why public schools have effectively had their funding cut.

immigration February 8, 2020

Universities and the China ban

A taskforce that was set up to deal with the effects of the bushfire crisis on overseas student numbers is now examining the fallout from the coronavirus breakout – with repercussions predicted far beyond the university sector.

education December 7, 2019

The reality of Australia’s free public education

Facing funding shortfalls, public schools have turned to fundraising and parental contributions, prompting debate about whether our education system remains free.

law & crime September 28, 2019

Foreign students and sexual assault

One international student’s fight to have a university tutor prosecuted for sexual assault highlights how our system fails survivors.