University of New England

The University of New England was the first Australian university established outside a capital city. With a history extending back to the 1920s, UNE has a well-earned reputation as one of Australia’s great teaching, training and research universities.

Its graduates consistently rate their experience at UNE highly, a reflection of the University’s commitment to student support. More than 75,000 people now hold UNE qualifications, with many in senior positions in Australia and overseas. UNE has built up its academic profile to the point where it now has more than 500 PhD candidates, an important sign of the University’s academic vigour and rigour.

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Australia Post chief Ahmed Fahour is managing in difficult times. Tracey Nearmy/AAP

Superstar CEOs no substitute for diverse leaders

It's easy to assign all of the wins and losses of a company to CEO performance, but when the going gets really tough it's the teams behind them that matter.
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NAPLAN data and school funding: a dangerous link

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says he is considering linking funding to NAPLAN data. This may seem like an obvious way of improving literacy and numeracy, but the challenges would be as complex and divisive as the testing regime itself.
Taking the curriculum “back to basics” will disadvantage kids who perhaps don’t have access to cultural and other knowledge at home. AAP/Tim Dornin

We lose more than we gain by paring back the curriculum

We run a significant risk that the divide between the haves and have-nots will widen even further through the "back to basics" curriculum approach advocated by Education Minister Pyne.
Most research says inclusive education is better, but what does inclusion really mean? from www.shutterstock.com

Australia lags behind the evidence on special schools

The accepted international view for many years has been to move away from segregating children with special needs in special schools. However, special education seems to be experiencing somewhat of a renaissance in Australia and a recent piece in The Conversation argued that this might be positive.
Regional women strike outdated attitudes as they try to progress their careers. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

Male champions of change for city women; but regional women’s careers languish

"Too emotional". "Lack talent". "Can't manage a career and family". It sounds like a episode of Mad Men, but that's what regional women hear every day at work.
Television serial killer Dexter may be more of a psychopath than a sociopath due to his methodically delivered kills. Pimkie/Flickr

Psychopaths versus sociopaths: what is the difference?

Psychopaths and sociopaths have similar characteristics, lacking remorse or empathy for others. And they can both be violent, deceitful and manipulative. But what are the differences between the two?
Woolworths chief Grant O'Brien will step down, but not before a replacement is found. Dan Peled/AAP

Woolworths forced to eat a slice of humble pie

The hubris on show at Woolworths was never sustainable, and as a result CEO Grant O'Brien will join more than 1,000 employees losing their job.
It will take more than a major round of redundancies to save Malaysia Airlines. Fazray Ismail/EPA/AAP

The Terminator as boss: why mass sackings don’t work

Malaysia Airlines is letting go 6,000 staff as it seeks to turn around its fortunes. But research shows downsizing on this scale doesn't usually work.
What do you do if you’re the parent of a Nelson-type bully? Why does no-one ever ask this question? Trev Grant/Flickr

What to do when your child is the bully, rather than the victim

Bullying in schools is a subject that is talked about a lot. One of the quieter areas of discussion and research is the experience of parents whose child is responsible for harassing and victimising others.
School refusal needs to be recognised as a psychological problem, rather than being glossed over in school attendance policies. from www.shutterstock.com.au

School refusal is not the same as wagging

School refusal is a serious difficulty for many students, but it is often ignored in policies for increasing school attendance.
In some parts of Australia, cattle properties have been hand over to the traditional owners, but for others the return of their land seems further away than ever. AAP/Jordan Baker

Kidman’s sale marks second wave of South Australian colonisation

The company built by 'Cattle King' Sidney Kidman is for sale. He enjoyed good relations with the Indigenous inhabitants, but proper recognition of their rights to their land seems ever more elusive.
Some universities are doing okay, some are operating at losses. AAP

University balance sheets tell us only some are right to cry poor

With the release of some universities' annual reports over the last few weeks we're able to see how the universities are really faring. Is the financial situation really as dire as vice-chancellors say, as rosy as their detractors say, or somewhere in between?
Before the biff: James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond during the filming of a ‘Top Gear’ episode. AAP/EPA/Andy Rain

What Jeremy Clarkson taught us about incivility in the workplace

Bullying is widely talked about, but what about incivility in the workplace? It's a wider scourge and linked to bullying, but the solutions can be simple.

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