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South African students campaigning for lower university fees during a sit-in protest on the steps of Jameson Hall at the University of Cape Town. Reuters/Mark Wessels

University fees: how to structure a system that benefits poor students

In a good system, university education is free for students while they are studying. They then pay part of the cost once they have graduated.
Efforts to improve Indigenous students’ academic results aren’t working. AAP

Indigenous education results show need for needs-based funding

Results from the latest Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) show that the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students has remained the same for the last decade. PISA 2012: How Australia…
Quality education is still not for all. Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Education equality gap failing immigrants and poor students

Immigrant students and those from poor backgrounds living in developed countries are being failed by the school system and…
Despite a government target, students from poor backgrounds risk being left out of higher education. University student image from www.shutterstock.com

A low target: enrolling poor uni students remains a challenge

According to the Federal Government, Australian public universities need to be more inclusive, particularly when it comes to enrolling poorer students. They’ve set a target to have 20% of undergraduate…

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