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For too long, the debate about Australian higher-education has been fixated on who pays for what, when and how. We need to pay as much attention to intellectual outcomes as we do to financial ones, writes Jenny Stewart. 

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The poor PISA results for Australian students in science and maths need to be urgently addressed, writes Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin. 

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Mass sackings of ESL consultants and refugee support officers will mean from next year NSW public schools will struggle to help non-English speaking students and foster multiculturalism, writes Michael Michell. 

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Westfield's Frank Lowy has revealed that his family has given away more than $350 million in the past 10 years, telling a UNSW audience that “people who have a lot should give a lot”.

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If Tony Abbott and Andrew Robb are serious about the future of Australia’s education sector as a key export earner, the FTA negotiations at hand seem like a practical place to start, writes Laurie Pearcey. 

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Macquarie Bank’s Shemara Wikramanayake is the guest speaker at a fundraising dinner for a scholarship aimed at disadvantaged students in Sydney's south-west.

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Vision and detail are relatively absent from all three major parties' education policies, write Kalervo Gulson and Shaun Rawolle. 

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The Gonski Review has set ideas in motion about education that will be difficult for any government or group to stop, writes Leila Morsy.

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The decision to dismantle the provision of ESL services in government schools could have permanent and irreparable damage, write Chris Davison and Michael Michell.

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The challenge for art and design schools is to prepare students for a world that does not yet exist and for jobs that have not yet been created, writes Ross Harley.

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