education

immigration November 7, 2020

The reality of life as a foreign student

The coronavirus pandemic has only heightened the precarious situation in which international students often find themselves, with many forced to take on jobs that pay less than the minimum wage.

education October 3, 2020

Jacqui Lambie’s stand on education

Jacqui Lambie has made clear she will vote against the Coalition’s controversial higher education reforms, but the government appears to be angling for Centre Alliance’s vote.

education September 26, 2020

Coalition to cut $2 billion a year from university research

New analysis reveals the government intends to cut billions of dollars from university research, while reannouncing funds from elsewhere in the budget.

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.

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.

education August 17, 2019

Repairing vocational education

According to a confidential report, Australia’s largest private training college raked in hundreds of millions in public money before its collapse, despite abysmal completion rates. A senior figure in the sector fears it could happen again.

education August 10, 2019

The bullying of school leadership by parents

Where once school principals were treated with deference and respect, today they are often met with aggression and conflict.

law & crime June 15, 2019

Student leaders accused of university assaults

At the University of New England – reputedly the ‘most dangerous university for women’ in Australia – college student leaders have been themselves accused of sexual offences.