If the government wants to encourage universities to translate their research to a wider audience, they should explicitly pay for it.
In March 2018, all Australian universities will be submitting key performance indicators (KPIs) on their engagement and impact to the Australian Research Council. These measure how well universities engage…
Trump and California Governor Jerry Brown have already had their run-ins.
A new federalism? Trump's decision to green-light the Dakota Access Pipeline and early battles with states show a disregard for the sovereignty of domestic government bodies.
President Donald Trump speaks at a conference for law enforcement.
The Trump administration may do well to make a friend of the federal bureaucracy it's so intent on gutting, according to an expert who studies the role of civil servants in government.
The changing landscape of UK higher education.
The Higher Education and Research Bill is well overdue, but is now really the right time to make huge changes to the sector?
MYEFO is more positive about the 2016-17 budget bottom line than previous expectations. However, projections over the forward estimates have worsened.
While MYEFO discussion focuses on the budget deficit, experts say it also serves as a stark reminder of the need for bigger policy ideas in Canberra.
nbn co might not be able to pay back government loans in the time it has alotted.
A Parliamentary Budget Office report shows just how much the NBN might cost the taxpayer.
Theresa May wanted to “deprioritise” school places for children of people illegally in UK.
No Theresa May, "deprioritising" school places for children isn't the right way to go about reducing immigration figures.
Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will likely resign if the result of the referendum is a “no” vote.
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Even if Italy votes for changes that will make it easier for the government to pass economic reforms, the country's economy will still be in trouble.
President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney shake hands.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
Could Trump bring a new, unifying approach to negotiating to Washington? His outsider status may present an opportunity to mend fences, says an expert in governance.
In praise of the teaching excellence framework.
Eskom power lines. South Africa’s power utility may be in a much weaker financial position than generally appreciated.
A closer look into the latest financial numbers of South Africa's state power utility, Eskom, suggest that it may be in a more vulnerable position than appreciated.
Trade occupations are under the spotlight in the debate on 457 visa workers.
The way we classify skills shortages is broken.
Police officers try to clear people participating in the Occupy Wall Street protest, New York City, 2011.
In this new political era, how a popular movement offers a route to a new form of governance
FBI Director James Comey on Capitol Hill explaining his why he won’t prosecute Hillary Clinton.
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A historian and biographer of J. Edgar Hoover answers questions on how FBI director James Comey is handling a position with a dark past.
Connecting cities should serve all citizens, not just a few.
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Design will make the difference between smart city projects offering great promise or actually reinforcing or even widening the existing gaps in unequal ways their cities serve residents.
Australians are missing out on revenue from our country’s natural resources.
The petroleum resource rent tax must be reformed to generate any significant revenue.
The dark web is often used for illegal activity and because of the way it's structured, it's hard to police.
NAB CEO Andrew Thorburn defended the culture of the bank he works for during the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics annual public hearing.
As the chief executives of Australia's big four banks come before a House of Representatives economics committee, we ask a panel of experts what questions the banks should be answering.
Chinese graduates celebrate. A university degree is a passport to a better life
There is no such thing as ‘free higher education’. Someone has to pay. And the reality is that low, or no tuition fees benefit middle and high-income families.
The cynic might argue Theresa May wants to endear herself to the electorate, and what could be more convenient than to bring back a policy which resonates strongly with aspiring middle class parents.