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The fatherhood penalty: how parental leave policies perpetuate the gender gap (even in our ‘progressive’ universities)

You might expect progressive policies in our universities, but a parental leave system of primary and secondary caregivers – the first 93% women, the second 96% men – perpetuates the gender gap.
The federal government wants more university research to lead to businesses like the $1 billion-a-year Cochlear company. David Crosling/AAP

Our unis are far behind the world’s best at commercialising research. Here are 3 ways to catch up

The federal government is right to focus on improving Australian universities' success rate in commercialising research, but can specific steps itself to help achieve this.