ACT drops out of federal teaching program already suffering retention rates

The ACT Government announces it is cutting ties with the Teach for Australia program, aimed at attracting people from non-teaching careers, citing concerns over value for money and retention rates.

‘She couldn’t speak any English’: Are Australian universities using international students as ‘cash cows’?

Each year hundreds of thousands of Chinese students flock to Australia to study, lured by promises of enhanced career prospects. They spend tens of thousands of dollars on what is sold to them as a life changing experience — but are they getting what they pay for?

Australian policies failing vulnerable children, says report

The Children's Report says the Australian government is failing to develop policies and programs that adequately support children – particularly the country's most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

‘Bad idea’: Nobel Prize winner criticises national interest test on research funding

Education Minister Dan Tehan says researchers must prove their work will "benefit us in the long term" before getting Government funds, but Nobel Prize winner Peter Doherty questions the decision-making around what is in the national interest.