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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Media release: Now time to ensure regional students get fair access to higher education

Pic source: aaet.com.au Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, said she looks forward to working with the new ministers for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, and Social Services, Christian Porter, to overcome challenges regional students face in accessing a higher education. Senator McKenzie, who is chair of the senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee, was…

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Letter to Editor – North-east Victorian producers make important contribution to senate red meat sector inquiry

Dear Editor, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the beef producers and peak farm bodies who attended the recent senate inquiry hearing in Albury, regarding the effect of market consolidation on the red meat processing sector. The senate inquiry by the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee is responding to…

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Letter to Editor – Regions front and centre of new Coalition agreement

Pic source: travelvictoria.com.au Dear Editor, Amid the change of Liberal leadership and Prime Ministership, the Nationals turned a regrettable situation into a positive one for regional Australia and my home state of Victoria. The Nationals team, led by Leader Warren Truss, and Deputy Barnaby Joyce, negotiated a new Coalition agreement with Prime Minister Turnbull that…

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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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