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‘The international student market has collapsed’. What’s next for unis?

The time seems fast approaching for the government to reconsider its approach.

Minister for Education Dan Tehan (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Nice work, Tehan. Knocking off our Western heritage without even knowing it

To understand the layers of irony in Dan Tehan's plan to destroy the study of humanities, you would need... well... a humanities degree.

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Teachers aren’t failing COVID kids. The pollies are by not listening

We listen to health experts about the pandemic, and economists about the recession. So why don't we listen to teachers and principals about education?

University of NSW staff pose for the 'Australia Welcomes You' campaign

How are unis marketing education during the pandemic?

Between the lack of international students and the general underfunding, Australian unis are in very bad shape.

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Social Watch: ABC friends out in force … Latham’s hit list … Lambie’s trust deficit

From Jacqui Lambie to Ita Buttrose, here's what Crikey's followers had to say on social media this week.

ABC chair Ita Buttrose. (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Tips and Murmurs: where is Ita? … Menzies needs a hand … what the cops are doing about Robert Doyle

5G-wizz, people are really going crazy, and where is Ita Buttrose on fresh ABC cuts? Plus other tips and murmurs.

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Defunding the humanities? This hurts STEM education too

The government's plan to restructure university fees will have disastrous consequences for all students, not just those studying the humanities.

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Politics by degree: just how educated are our political leaders?

With the government planning to jack up the cost of a humanities degree, Crikey thought it was worth looking at exactly which politicians benefited from the kind of education that now seems increasingly out of reach for young Australians.

Minister for Education Dan Tehan

Sticking it up the humanities: the one ideological attack the Libs simply couldn’t resist

In a major attack on universities, the government wants to dramatically lift fees for humanities, law and commerce degrees in an effort to force students to move into preferred vocational subjects.

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Why are our universities so powerless? Maybe it’s time to buy some influence…

Universities are one of Australia's biggest exporters and a major employer, but are treated with contempt by the government. Is it because they don't fill the coffers of political parties?

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