A massive increase in Chinese nationals arriving on temporary migrant visas, in particular international students, are driving soaring refugee claims, experts say.
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.
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?
A Brisbane school goes "off grid", saying it is the first in Australia to rely entirely on renewables to continuously power a classroom.
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.
The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia decide against merging after failing to reach an agreement during collaboration talks.
People calling for lower non-government school funding often reference the original 2011 Gonski Review of School Funding. They seem unaware that Thursday's announcement was based on a key recommendation of the Gonski report, writes Dallas McInerney.
Students who leave high school with the lowest scores — some close to zero — are being offered places in teaching degrees at universities, a secret report finds.