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15 April 2013

With tighter budgets, universities must change course

Cuts to university funding raise issues about university political strategies.

14 April 2013

No long-term plan behind higher education cuts

The Government’s cuts take from universities to pay schools. Some of them make sense, but where’s the strategy?

13 April 2013

How to help teachers help each other

The key to successful education reform is an unstinting focus on learning — of the student and of the teacher.

9 April 2013

Too much red tape could strangle online learning

Government regulations are getting in the way of giving prospective online students a great education.

19 March 2013

Why the carbon price can’t take credit for diving electricity demand

Falling electricity demand presents substantial challenges for investors and policy-makers.

18 March 2013

Cut pharmaceutical prices and end this sickening waste

Australia must get tougher with global drug companies and take the politics out of drug pricing. New Zealand shows the way.

18 March 2013

Time to cut pharmaceutical prices and end Australia’s bad drug deal

Australia is wasting more than $1 billion a year on high prices for pharmaceutical drugs. Change is possible, if the political will is there.

13 March 2013

Why NSW’s teacher plan is top of the class

NSW has understood that better students are made by better teachers. Other states should get with the program.

1 March 2013

Building the housing Melbourne needs

The Victorian government is in the process of developing a new metropolitan strategy to manage growth in Melbourne over the next 30 to 40 years. If it is to be successful the strategy will have create the conditions for residents to negotiate change in their own neighbourhoods as more dwellings of diverse types are built in established suburbs.

26 February 2013

One more round won and lost in the health blame game

Stephen Duckett explains the latest battle between the Commonwealth and the states over hospital funding.

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