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Joint Statement by the Presiding Officers on the illumination of Australian Parliament House

Parliament of Australia < 1 mins read

The façade of Australian Parliament House will be illuminated this evening in blue and white, the colours of the Israeli flag.

This is in line with the other significant buildings and monuments across the country.

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  • Education Training, Government Federal
  • 25/02/2024
  • 13:59
La Trobe University

La Trobe University welcomes the release of the final report of the Australian Universities Accord

SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2024 Attributed to Professor Theo Farrell, Vice-Chancellor, La Trobe University La Trobe University welcomes the release of the Australian Universities Accord report today by the Hon. Jason Clare MP, Minister for Education. The University is pleased to see the majority of our own recommendations reflected and endorsed in the report. The Accord’s recommendations are bold and ambitious and, if adopted, could positively shift the dial for higher education in Australia. As the report itself states, these reforms will require a large investment from the Australian Government. With equity at the core of La Trobe’s mission, and as…

  • Education Training, Government Federal
  • 25/02/2024
  • 13:58
Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA)

Australian Universities Accord Final Report Is A Comprehensive But Incomplete Reform Roadmap

The Australian Universities Accord Final Report is a comprehensive if incomplete roadmap for a high-quality and sustainable post-secondary education sector, according to the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the peak body representing independent providers in the higher education, skills training and international education sectors. “The significance of the Australian Universities Accord Final Report is in its very nature, it is institution-centric and doesn’t put students at the heart of the higher education sector,” said Troy Williams, ITECA Chief Executive. ITECA welcomes the report’s focus on improving access to higher education. “The focus on addressing equity and skill requirements requires…

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  • Education Training, Government Federal
  • 25/02/2024
  • 10:37
National Tertiary Education Union

Universities Accord must deliver improvements for staff and students: union

The National Tertiary Education Union will fight to ensure any changes stemming from the Universities Accord make higher education sustainable for staff and students. The Accord Panel's final report, released today, contains 47 headline recommendations for the federal government to consider. The NTEU welcomes the finding that "consistently high rates of casualisation in the system since 2010 hinder the higher education sector as it strives for improvement in learning and teaching quality". The NTEU will continue working with the government to ensure this report leads to better universities including a new funding model that addresses rampant job insecurity and wage…

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