AUSTRALIAN: UA calls for help to boost numbers of regional students

Pic source: The Australian newspaper (Picture: Robert Lang Source: Supplied) http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/ua-calls-for-help-to-boost-numbers-of-regional-students/story-e6frgcjx-1227559441369 BY Kylar Loussikian The federal government has signalled it is willing to consider changes to access incentives for rural and regional students, a week after the HES revealed a substantial number of Coalition MPs were pushing for action as an interdepartmental inquiry into regional…

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DUBBO DAILY LIBERAL: Prime Minister committed to ensuring fair university access

Pic source: studyoptions.com http://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/3405200/prime-minister-committed-to-ensuring-fair-university-access/?cs=112 PRIME minister Malcolm Turnbull supports efforts to address the financial challenges faced by regional and rural university students. A series of 15 nationwide Regional Higher Education Forums wrapped up last month, hosted by Nationals senator Bridget McKenzie alongside staff from the federal education and social services departments, students and parents. Education…

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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact to drive jobs, growth and innovation for Australia

Pic source: au.pcmag.com Negotiations on the biggest global trade deal in twenty years, which first commenced more than five years ago, have been successfully concluded in Atlanta. The historic Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) will deliver enormous benefits to Australia, including unprecedented new opportunities in the rapidly growing Asia Pacific region, with its rising middle class,…

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AUSTRALIAN: Calls for overhaul of regional higher education policy

Pic source: Australian http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/calls-for-overhaul-of-regional-higher-education-policy/story-e6frgcjx-1227549541325?login=1 BY Kylar Loussikian Pressure is building on the federal government to radically overhaul regional higher education policy, with an interdepartmental inquiry to recommend a suite of policy measures as early as next month. The HES understands at least 30 Coalition parliamentarians are backing a push for new measures to be implemented,…

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NORTHERN STAR: Hogan upbeat as Nationals Senate team visits the region

Pic source: Northern Star. (From left) Senator John Williams, Senator Bridget McKenzie, MP Kevin Hogan, Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash, Senator Nigel Scullion, and Senator Matt Canavan outside Kevin Hogan's office while visiting the region. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star http://www.northernstar.com.au/news/hogan-upbeat-nationals-senate-team-visit-region/2792033/ PAGE MP Kevin Hogan has said he is upbeat about the…

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CENTRE FOR NANOSCALE BIOPHOTONICS: Then The Cells Light Up

http://www.cnbp.org.au/-/cnbp/lib/percontent/pdfs/Media%20Release_CNBP%20RMIT%20launch_FINAL.pdf Senator Bridget McKenzie, Martin Bean CBE, Vice Chancellor and President of RMIT University, and Professor Calum Drummond, RMIT Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation and Vice-President, will jointly open the RMIT Research Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) at a formal event later today. It is here, in a new…

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AUSTRALIAN: Nationals urge action to close access gap for regional students

Pic source: Australian http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/nationals-urge-action-to-close-access-gap-for-regional-students/story-e6frgcjx-1227539188834?sv=a1684b3035b080df66f8fb859162e700 BY Kylar Loussikian The federal government has moved to consider additional measures to close a higher education access gap between metropolitan and regional students. The Nationals have urged new Education Minister Simon Birmingham to work with Social Services Minister Christian Porter to investigate a way to support students presently using other…

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ABC AM: Why is the ‘Effects Test’ causing so much heartburn for businesses large and small?

Pic source: australiansmallbusiness.com.au MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: The Nationals say support for the so-called “effects test” was also secured from the new Prime Minister. As we revealed on AM yesterday, the Council of Small Business Australia says it believes both Tony Abbott and now Malcolm Turnbull have succumbed to pressure from big business to shelve the reform.…

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ABC BUSINESS: Meat processors under fire as beef farmers complain of exploitation

Pic source: ampc.com.au http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-14/beef-farmers-complain-of-exploitation/6772790 BY finance reporter Elysse Morgan The meat processing industry is coming under fire for the way the big players treat farmers. Takeovers and mergers have led to a massive concentration in the meat processing industry and sheep and beef producers say they are being exploited, with evidence meat processors use heavy…

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WEEKLY TIMES: Collusion hard to pin down

http://m.weeklytimesnow.com.au/agribusiness/saleyard-collusion-hard-to-prove-according-to-red-meat-senate-inquiry/story-fnkeqfxg-1227519071346 BY Fiona Myers ALLEGATIONS of collusion are rife in the meat industry, but finding proof is almost impossible, according to the red-meat Senate inquiry. Anecdotal evidence of collusion was presented at a Senate inquiry into the red-meat sector in Albury last week. One came from Mudgegona producer Julian Carroll, who spoke of a single…

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