education   November 25, 2023

Exclusive: Less than half Albanese’s cabinet went to state schools

As figures reveal public schools are underfunded by more than $6 billion a year, unpublished research shows politicians are twice as likely as the general public to be privately educated.

law & crime   November 11, 2023

Power and violence in private school culture

The murder of a young woman at an elite private school, and the reaction from a former principal, has highlighted a broader culture of privilege in which young boys are protected from consequence or culpability.

education   November 4, 2023

ACU academics stranded by department closure

A plan to save the Australian Catholic University’s accreditation has backfired spectacularly with the dismantling of its prestigious philosophy department less than five years on – leaving some of the world-class academics it courted considering legal action.

education   October 7, 2023

University strikes and the profit motive

As academics strike at multiple universities, so-called sector reforms have turned what were places of higher learning and research into corporatised money makers.

education   August 26, 2023

The destruction of university faculties

The power of vice-chancellors and their empires of managers and administrators are hurting our universities’ ability to provide their core service – education.

education   August 12, 2023

Anger over broken pay deal for NSW teachers

NSW teachers strongly supported Chris Minns in the election. Now the withdrawal of a deal for pay rises that could help ease chronic staff shortages in public schools raises the risk of more industrial action.

law & crime   August 5, 2023

Exclusive: UNSW referred to ICAC

The controversial filling of a seven-figure-salary role at UNSW Sydney has been referred to the state’s anti-corruption body.

education   July 29, 2023

The anti-trans group that defeated Big W

The Women’s Forum of Australia, which has links to far-right politics, is behind the campaign pressuring big retailers to pull adolescent sex-education book Welcome to Sex from their shelves.

law & crime   July 22, 2023

Exclusive: Universities axe consent program

The unease of a minority of vice-chancellors has stopped a campaign aimed at tackling sexual violence on university campuses.

education   June 17, 2023

The Big Four consultants have captured universities

As fallout from the PwC scandal continues, universities emerge as another sector exploited by the largest consultancy firms.

education   April 29, 2023

Huge rises in student HECS debt

Students will see their debt grow by almost $5 billion on June 1, in the largest inflation-related hike since the 1990s, as the government funding pool for tertiary places shrinks.