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Fee cuts for nursing and teaching but big hikes for law and humanities in package expanding university places

  • Written by Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra

The federal government will fund an extra 39,000 university places by 2023 in a package that will restructure the amounts students have to pay for courses to encourage them to “make more job-relevant choices”.

Under the plan to produce “job-ready graduates”, to be outlined on Friday by Education Minister Dan Tehan, those...

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Dinosaur footprints show predators as big as 'T. rex' stomped across Australia 160 million years ago

  • Written by Anthony Romilio, PhD, Independent Researcher, The University of Queensland
Dinosaur footprints show predators as big as 'T. rex' stomped across Australia 160 million years agoShutterstock/Author provided

Perhaps the most iconic dinosaur is Tyrannosaurus rex, a massive predator that lived in what is now North America. We have now discovered that carnivorous dinosaurs of a similar size existed in ancient Australia as well.

Dinosaur footprints show predators as big as 'T. rex' stomped across Australia 160 million years agoThe giant dinosaurs of Queensland were slightly smaller than the largest known T. rex (shown in...

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Employers, schools, take note. Coronavirus 'clearance certificates' are a waste of everybody's time

  • Written by Lauren Ball, Associate Professor/ Principal Research Fellow, Griffith University
Employers, schools, take note. Coronavirus 'clearance certificates' are a waste of everybody's timeShutterstock

Last week, my two-year-old niece was sent home from daycare for having a runny nose – a sin that would otherwise be commonplace on a windy winter’s day.

The daycare centre instructed my sister she would need to produce a medical certificate “clearing” my niece of COVID-19 before she would be allowed to return to...

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COVID-19 recession is different – and we need more stimulus to deal with it.

  • Written by Richard Holden, Professor of Economics, UNSW
COVID-19 recession is different – and we need more stimulus to deal with it.Shutterstock

Australia has done well on the public health front during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to decisive action by the National Cabinet in March. Australia has done better than most countries on the economic front, too, thanks to the federal government’s large fiscal measures.

But we are at a crossroads.

By September, we may well have...

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  2. People need to see the benefits from local renewable energy projects, and that means jobs
  3. Closing the Gap measures need to be changed to improve outcomes. Here's how
  4. Labor party's dirty linen on display at bad time for Anthony Albanese
  5. Retail won't snap back. 3 reasons why COVID has changed the way we shop, perhaps forever
  6. Girls score the same in maths and science as boys, but higher in arts – this may be why they are less likely to pick STEM careers
  7. At least 100,000 children have a parent who is arrested each year. There are no proper systems to protect them.
  8. the toxic cost of wood-fired heaters
  9. The law is clear – border testing is enforceable. So why did New Zealand's quarantine system break down?
  10. rediscovering the true value of knowledge and ideas
  11. how Botswana is adopting the ancient burning of Indigenous Australians
  12. how Menzies transformed Australian political debate
  13. The sorry part is easy – why true racial diversity in the arts will take more than words
  14. Getting back on the beers after lockdown? Here's what you should know
  15. little things count to help refugees belong
  16. modern slavery in Australia hides in plain sight
  17. Australian musicians balance multiple roles to make their careers work
  18. why we must fight miners' push to fast-track uranium mines
  19. Huge locust swarms are threatening food security, but drones could help stop them
  20. After coronavirus, universities must collaborate with communities to support social transition
  21. Clive Hamilton and Richard McGregor on Australia-China relations
  22. Tensions rise on the Korean peninsula – and they are unlikely to recede any time soon
  23. China and India's deadly Himalayan clash is a big test for Modi. And a big concern for the world.
  24. South Australia will re-open its borders to some states, but not others. Is that constitutional?
  25. the cheap, old and boring drug that's a potential coronavirus treatment
  26. Pokémon Go wants to make 3D scans of the whole world for 'planet-scale augmented reality experiences'. Is that good?
  27. People are marching to stop deaths in custody. Could suing the police help?
  28. how American slave-owners started again in Australia
  29. Energy giants want to thwart reforms that would help renewables and lower power bills
  30. Think slavery in Australia was all in the past? Think again
  31. Feeling hopeless? There are things you can do to create and maintain hope in a post-coronavirus world
  32. What adds value to your house? How to decide between renovating and moving
  33. 'Shovel-ready' projects ignore important aspects of community resilience
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  35. Mr Morrison, you can cut 'green tape' without harming nature – but it'll take money and gumption
  36. Labor's branch stacking scandal is a problem for the whole party. Not just Victoria.
  37. how to travel the world from home
  38. Australia Post can't turn back. Here's why
  39. Finding beauty in code – 5 ways digital poetry combines human and computer languages
  40. Councils often ignore residents on social media. How can digital platforms ensure they have a say in planning?
  41. Social media platforms need to do more to stop junk food marketers targeting children
  42. Foreign Minister Payne pledges continued fight against Chinese 'disinformation'
  43. Steve Bracks and Jenny Macklin installed to run crisis-ridden Victorian ALP
  44. 2 new COVID-19 cases in New Zealand, but elimination of community transmission still stands
  45. 10 ways Aboriginal Australians made English their own
  46. should bosses be able to spy on workers, even when they work from home?
  47. Cats wreak havoc on native wildlife, but we’ve found one adorable species outsmarting them
  48. Trust, democracy and COVID-19: A British perspective
  49. Planning a snow holiday? How to reduce your coronavirus risk at Thredbo, Perisher or Mount Buller
  50. what does the law say about secret recordings and the public interest?
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