education

law & crime September 29, 2018

Bettina Arndt’s ‘fake rape’ campaign

Commentator Bettina Arndt is publicly petitioning to have Sydney University take action against five students who demonstrated outside a speech on her “Fake Rape Crisis Campus Tour”.

law & crime September 29, 2018

Bettina Arndt’s campus tour

Commentator Bettina Arndt is publicly petitioning to have Sydney University take action against five students who demonstrated outside a speech on her “Fake Rape Crisis Campus Tour”.

education July 21, 2018

Exclusive: Christian lobby academic heads law school

Patrick Parkinson’s long association with Christian lobby groups and the campaign against marriage equality has been questioned after his appointment as dean of the University of Queensland law school.

education September 22, 2018

Inaccessible classrooms in NSW schools

Among the thousands of demountable classrooms used in NSW schools, many are inaccessible to parents with disabilities. So why is the Education Department ignoring building codes that require higher standards?

education June 30, 2018

Academic independence threatened by US-style philanthropy

The Ramsay Centre fiasco highlights the dangers of universities ceding academic independence in return for private money, in the manner of billionaire philanthropy in the United States.

education November 5, 2016

Exclusive: Safe Schools head Roz Ward speaks

Roz Ward speaks for the first time about the concerted attacks on her character and the Safe Schools program she leads.

education October 8, 2016

Australia scoring low marks on education

As elite private schools continue to benefit from government funding, Australian education standards are sliding in global terms and politicians remain reluctant to take a stand.

education September 10, 2016

Campus assaults

Despite a campaign to develop better support services for victims of sexual assault on campus, students say universities are more concerned for their own reputation.

design July 23, 2016

Grim picture for visual artists and Sydney art colleges

Visual arts education is under siege as plans to merge Sydney colleges spark accusations economic rationalism is triumphing over creative endeavour.

religion July 2, 2016

The Australian Christian Lobby’s bid for influence

The Australian Christian Lobby has a high profile as a religious organisation seeking to influence government policy, but are its claims of intolerance and censorship a sign it realises it is out of step with a secular society?

education March 26, 2016

What happened to the Safe Schools program

After a year of agitation, conservatives had a big win on the Safe Schools anti-bullying program – a curtain-raiser to their fight on equal marriage.