by: David Crowe, National Affairs Editor
From: The Australian
June 18, 2013 5:07PM
COALITION senators have taken aim at a $3 billion takeover of the nation's biggest grain handler by grilling the bidder about past accusations that it engaged in price-fixing and "rigging" markets.
Charles Sturt University (CSU) Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Vann, has welcomed the support of the NSW National Party for the University's rural medical school proposal.
CSU and La Trobe University have announced a partnership to establish the Murray Darling Medical School, based at the... ...more
The NSW Nationals are calling on federal Treasurer Wayne Swan to prevent the sale of Australia's largest grain handler to a US-owned corporation.
GrainCorp is currently working with food giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to complete a $3 billion takeover.
More than 300 delegates at the NSW Nation... ...more
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
BY Colin Bettles
THE National Party continues to pressure the federal government to block the $3.4 billion takeover of east coast grain handling giant GrainCorp by US multinational Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).
The party’s Federal Conference in Canberra last weekend passed a unanimous mot... ...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