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Student Loan Debt Relief Welcomed By The Independent Tertiary Education Sector

May 5, 2024 - 11:34 -- Admin

Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia Media Release   The decision of the Australian Government to cut student debts has been welcomed by the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the peak body representing independent skills training, higher education, and international education providers. The Australian Government will cap the higher education HELP indexation rate at the lower…

Domestic violence disclosure schemes: part of the solution to improving women’s safety or an administrative burden?

May 3, 2024 - 10:21 -- Admin

Monash University Media Release The spotlight is yet again shining on the national crisis of violence against women in Australia, and the calls for increased action and improved responses to all forms of domestic, family and sexual violence has intensified over the last three weeks.  With the need for a perpetrator register or a disclosure…

The Newsman

May 2, 2024 - 10:14 -- Admin

By James Moore   “If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world, but I am sure we would be getting reports from Hell before breakfast.” – Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman. Dan Rather was twenty years a legend by the time I began to work in Houston television news. Eventually, I was…

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Not good enough

May 2, 2024 - 10:00 -- Admin

By Bert Hetebry What is the problem with men? As I sat down to write this I flicked on the news, and it seems Bruce Lehrmann wants to appeal the defamation decision in his case against Channel 10. The judge summarised his (Lehrmann’s) position eloquently, something like, ‘having escaped the lion’s den, he went back…

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University Investments: Divesting from the Military-Industrial Complex

May 1, 2024 - 14:43 -- Admin

The rage and protest against Israel’s campaign in Gaza, ongoing since the October 7 attacks by Hamas, has stirred student activity across a number of US university campuses and beyond. Echoes of the Vietnam anti-war protests are being cited. The docile consumers of education are being prodded and found interested. University administrators and managers are,…

Australian dividend payouts to shareholders rise 6 times faster than worker pay since 2020

May 1, 2024 - 13:24 -- Admin

Oxfam Australia Media Release   Australian dividend payments to shareholders from corporate investments grew six times faster than worker pay between 2020 and 2023, new Oxfam analysis reveals on International Workers’ Day (May 1).   Accounting for inflation and through COVID-19, the war in Ukraine and the cost-of-living crisis, dividend payments in Australia rose 37%, while average…

The Wizard of Aus – a story for the stars of the Overlooked Children immigration campaign

May 1, 2024 - 12:06 -- Admin

By Jane Salmon A Story About Young Refugee or Stateless Children Born Overseas Once upon a time, a group of brave children embarked on a perilous journey. A tornado of strife had upended their lives in Iran. Friends were lost. They had to leave. Some of their companions had failings, but all along the way,…

Anzac and the Pageantry of Deception

April 30, 2024 - 14:56 -- Admin

On April 25, along Melbourne’s arterial Swanston Street, the military parade can be witnessed with its bannered, medalled upholstery, crowds lost in metals, ribbons and commemorative decor. Many, up on their feet since the dawn service, keen to show the decorations that say: “I turned up”. Service personnel, marked by a sprig of rosemary.  The…