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Push for students to work on farms

Fruit and vegetables could become more expensive unless critical labour shortages are filled, with young Australians being urged to pick up the slack. Under a bipartisan push for school leavers and university students to take a gap year at home, ...

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Universities want proposed reforms changed

Australia's top universities are shaking their heads at the federal government's proposed reforms, saying they will lead to lower quality education. Group of Eight chair Margaret Gardner says the changes need "significant amendments". "We would have preferred a longer and ...

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Bump up top teacher pay: report

Teacher salaries have been slipping behind that of other professionals for 30 years and have dropped below the average professional wage, according to a new report. Research conducted by Professor John Buchanan from the University of Sydney Business School found ...

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