BY John Ross
ALMOST one college has been closed down for every ten audits conducted so far by the national vocational training regulator.
A Senate estimates committee last week heard that the national vocational training regulator, ASQA, had deregistered or refused to re-register 127 providers ... ...more
The Coalition’s Regional Education spokesperson, Senator Fiona Nash, said she’s concerned at the apparent lack of attention by the Labor government to regional schools when consulting on the new school funding plan.
Information provided by the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations departme... ...more
THE INCOME of “ordinary hard-working” families in Dubbo would not be a factor in the ability of their children to access independent youth allowance to get to university if The Nationals had their way.
At the party’s latest federal council meeting a motion calling for the $150,000 income test to be... ...more
BY: Andrew Trounson
A FIGHT over a plan to create a new regional medical school could become a political issue after the Nationals signalled strong support for the proposal from Charles Sturt and La Trobe universities.
The established medical schools believe they have headed off the ... ...more
Charles Sturt University (CSU) Director of Corporate Affairs Mr Mark Burdack has welcomed support from Senator Fiona Nash and Riverina MP Michael McCormack for a Murray Darling Medical School.
CSU and La Trobe University have announced a partnership to establish the school, based at their Ora... ...more
BY John Ross
THE Nationals are calling for changes to income support for regional students, before an overhaul of the system if they get their way in a Coalition government after the September 14 election.
Last weekend the party's federal council passed a motion to scrap a $150,000 parental incom... ...more
LABOR plans to introduce legislation for cuts to universities after the September federal election.
The government's 2013/14 budget announced $2.3 billion cuts from universities via an efficiency dividend, converting student scholarships to loans and scrapping discounts for early HECS payments... ...more
The Coalition’s Regional Education spokesperson, Senator Fiona Nash, said she’s astounded that there appears to be no analysis available on the impact tertiary education funding cuts will have on regional universities.
The Labor government will cut $2.3 billion from the university sector to pay for... ...more
The Nationals, at federal level, have stepped up their campaign to fight an unfair parental income test that applies to regional students seeking independent youth allowance.
“A motion calling on the $150,000 income test to be removed was unanimously passed by the Nationals Federal Council at... ...more
THE National party have stepped up fight againt the parental income test that applies to regional students seeking youth allowance.
Nationals Senator and the Coalition's Regional Education spokesperson Fiona Nash said a motion calling on the $150,000 income test to be removed was unanimously passe... ...more