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Cost Of Living HIgher Education

Albanese flags HECS overhaul in budget

The Albanese Government is expected to change the rate and timing of HECS indexation in the federal budget as people grappling with massive student debt brace for another large rise in June. Source: The Age.

HIgher Education People

Susan Pascoe AM accepts Honorary Doctorate from ACU

Susan Pascoe has accepted an Honorary Doctorate from Australian Catholic University, conferred in recognition of her years of service in Australia and overseas in the fields of education, public administration, charity, religion, and community.

HIgher Education Research

New $5 million facility boosts ACU’s research capacity

The Australian Catholic University has opened its state-of-the-art human metabolic chamber – the only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere – at its Melbourne campus in Fitzroy.

Cost Of Living HIgher Education

Pressure mounts on Government to overhaul ‘unfair’ HECS system

Former Treasury Secretary Ken Henry has backed an urgent overhaul of the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS) system, saying it is worsening the inequality gap between younger Australians and older generations. Source:

Arts HIgher Education

ACU Prize for Poetry a matter of faith

Entries for the ACU Prize for Poetry have opened, with the competition this year calling for poems on the theme of faith. Source: Australian Catholic University.

For The Diary HIgher Education

Campion College to host ‘intellectual retreat’

Campion College, an independent liberal arts college in Western Sydney, is hosting an “intellectual retreat” for adults next month.

Health HIgher Education

New OT course addresses workforce shortage

The University of Notre Dame Australia is addressing the critical shortage of occupational therapists in remote and regional communities, launching a unique program focused on rural health and evidence-based practice.

Appointment HIgher Education Indigenous

ACU creates senior Indigenous role

Australian Catholic University has appointed Kelly Humphrey to the inaugural role of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous).

HIgher Education

Notre Dame and the Catholic Institute announce partnership

In a significant move for Catholic education in Western Australia, the University of Notre Dame Australia has announced a new strategic alliance with the Catholic Institute of Western Australia.