Month: August 2014

Election Highlights Tasmania’s Peculiar State Politics

On Saturday March 15, Tasmania went to the polls, with a Liberal win contributing to the party’s strongest position nationally since the Whitlam Era. The southern isle is the best represented of the Australian states, and has a state electoral system that never fails to entertain.

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Australia Needs Higher Education Reform

Australia Needs Higher Education Reform

University funding is in a crisis. The current model has put the tertiary sector in a downward spiral of increasing enrolments, decreasing services and cutting staff and other services. After six years in office and spending $300 billion dollars more than they had, federal Labor actually cut university funding by half a billion dollars. With the sole exception of deregulating the number of commonwealth supported places, two Labor governments have made no attempt to deal with the worsening problem of our underfunded universities.

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