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Moving on up not the smartest deal for universities

Universities across Australia are increasingly setting up in CBDs, with federal government funding tied to a wider policy of revitalising cities. But sacrificing space and amenity for vertical expansion often isn’t a great deal for students, research or the university’s bottom line, argues Geoff Hanmer.

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SA senator defends supporting "far from ideal" uni package

The SA cross-bench senator whose support will deliver the Morrison Government’s controversial university funding Bill says he will vote for it despite conceding it is “far from ideal” and will leave humanities, law and commerce students with debts of up to $50,000.

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Economic data at risk from budget cuts: ABS

Crucial data about the nation’s economy, jobs market and population may not be produced if the Australian Bureau of Statistics continues to lose funding, the authority’s leader has warned.