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Increased fees on the horizon as students hijack Q&A

Students from university campuses across Sydney temporarily shut down live broadcasting of ABC’s Q&A last night, while protesting Education Minister Christopher Pyne’s proposal to deregulate university fees, among a raft of recommendations aimed at creating a US-style college system in Australia. Benjamin Hammond, member of the NSW Education Action Network …

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‘Straya Day

Every year, a week or two before January 26th rolls around, my face begins to uncontrollably tighten into a cringe that lasts until supermarkets stop selling Union Jack bumbags, bikinis or historically shady t-shirts. Up there with ANZAC Day, Sydney to Hobart Day (otherwise known as ‘Boxing Day Sales Day’) and …

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When Boom Becomes Distant Rumble

Since Resources Minister Martin Ferguson announced the end of the resources boom, there has been widespread speculation as to what this means for Australia’s future economic prospects. “It’s about time Tony Abbott stopped talking down Australia, both at home and internationally, and recognised how well placed we are. Like, you’ve …

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