Category Education

Australia’s war on science. SYDNEY — Scientists here in Australia say they’ve discovered their foe: Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Since he came to power in September, some of Australia’s finest researchers point out that their budgets have been slashed. They say their expertise is being ignored in favour of the views of sceptics with a dubious commitment to the facts. Now the science community […]

Australian students doing it tough in higher education

Newcastle Herald/Australian Associated Press Two out of three Australian university students live below the poverty line, a report says, as student debt soars. The report from Universities Australia’s longitudinal study of student finances, released yesterday, says more than two-thirds of students worry about their finances. This is a big jump from when the last study […]