14 juillet 2016

Climate policies lacking emphasis

By Paul Kniest. One of the most disappointing and frustrating aspects of this election campaign is the lack of emphasis on what is, by any measure, the most challenging issue facing our nation and the world – climate change. More...

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Talking science under the Canberra Big Tent

By Paul Kniest. I told my students I was off to the circus. And indeed, in many ways Canberra is an enormous ongoing unfunny spectacle – the Hill being less entertaining, more cruel and more detached from reality than the average big tent. More...

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Privatising foundation studies treats international students as cash cows

By Paul Kniest. Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Waikato have both announced that they plan to sell off their foundation studies programs to multinational private companies. More...

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What do academic employers really want?

By Paul Kniest. Your latest fixed-term academic contract is drawing to a close and you’ve started looking for the next role, maybe in a new city. You’ve found a few roles in your field, in locations you could contemplate living in, and sit down to start applying. More...

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If you aren’t outraged by the Federal Budget, you just aren’t paying attention

By Paul Kniest. As we probably expected from the Turnbott-Abbull Government, there was little to cheer about in the pre-election Budget. The nasties for higher education were concealed in a better class of obfuscatory rhetoric, but the time bomb is still ticking away. More...

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A social media election?

By Paul Kniest. There are widespread claims that the 2 July 2016 federal election campaigns will involve more social media activity than ever.  This is undoubtedly true, since in many cases it is a self-fulfilling prophecy.  However, the inference that the election will be decided on social media alone is something of an over-statement. More...

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Vice-chancellors prefer restructuring to innovation

By Paul Kniest. The Australian Innovation Research Centre (University of Tasmania) and the L.H Martin Institute (University of Melbourne) have released a preliminary report of the descriptive results of a survey of Management and Service Innovations in Australian and New Zealand Universities. More...

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Stop being so casual (Advocate 23 02)

By Jeannie Rea. Over the past few months, new posters have appeared over photocopiers, in tea rooms, on doors and noticeboards reminding academics in ongoing and contract positions of their casually employed academic colleagues. More...

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Kurdish school for war orphans (Advocate 23 02)

By Jeannie Rea. The Kobanê Residential School for Orphans project is sponsored by the Kurdish Association of Victoria and Australians for Kurdistan. More...

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Refugee policy hardline & heartless (Advocate 23 02)

By Jeannie Rea. Last year, human displacement hit an all-time high with a staggering 60 million people forcibly displaced from their homes. The UNHCR calculates that one in every 122 people is now a refugee, asylum seeker or internally displaced person. More...

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