The Australian: In the indigenous employment figures released last month, one statistic stands out: only 30 per cent of working-age people in remote communities have a job. Among 17 to 24-year-olds, only 18 per cent are fully engaged in work or study. The government wants the people in remote c... ... (09-Apr)
The Australian: THE latest figures reveal that the indigenous employment gap is getting worse, not better.
When prime minister Kevin Rudd made the apology to indigenous Australians in 2008, he invited indigenous and non-indigenous Australians to work in partnership to close the indigenous emp... ... (23-Jan)
"YES we can". Barack Obama's slogan in the 2008 election campaign was a masterstroke in changing the mindset from one of problems to shared optimism. The clear intent was to focus on what could be done, not what could not.
This same mindset shift is desp... ... (05-Nov)
Australian Financial Review
Despite students living in a 24/7 world, the academic calendar remains firmly rooted in the past, dictating that students can learn for only half the year. It is an anomaly which makes little sense in today’s world and should change. Faster learning would reduce student’... ... (27-May)
WHEN former Macquarie University vice-chancellor, Steven Schwartz, is asked to characterise the potential from the online education revolution, his answer is simple and exciting: university courses that are better, faster and cheaper.
Australian universities have an excellent reput... ... (09-Apr)
Australian Financial Review“A thousand year old industry on the cusp of profound change”. This is how global business consultants Ernst & Young describe the changes hitting our tertiary sector as a result of the digital revolution.
It is a dramatic statement, but is probably right.
For a... ... (11-Mar)
The AustralianAS Kevin Rudd and other Labor MPs seek a boost to the Newstart Allowance, the government appears caught between its desire to lift unemployment benefits and the fiscal realities. It's thought poverty in this country is a need that is well understood but cannot be met in the budget. But... ... (18-Jan)
Australian Financial ReviewThe Prime Minister’s Asian Century White Paper aims for our school system to be in the world’s top five by 2025, but expectations in our curriculum do not support this goal. To reach the top, we should follow the example set by the United Kingdom and deliberately ben... ... (10-Dec)
Australian Financial Review,
Our higher education sector is set for a massive transformation whether we like it or not. Just as the newspaper and retailing industries are facing disruptions due to the internet, so will the education sector. It will be challenging to existing institutions but ... ... (12-Nov)
PUBLISHED ON THE ABC, September 6, 2012.
Julia Gillard has promised that no school will be worse off under proposed education reforms.
But Liberal MP Alan Tudge says that any change to the school funding model will result in winners and losers.
The Prime Minister's response to the Gons... ... (06-Sep)