Uncapping fees for some degree courses is still an option.
While the government finally ruled out full fee deregulation in its 2016 budget, it is still contemplating uncapping fees for some degree courses. Here's what else is being discussed.
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Last night's budget failed to offer a compelling overall policy framework and vision for the arts in Australia. Like a Beckett play, narratively not much is going on.
What’s in the Turnbull government’s first budget for cities, defence, social services, the ABC and more?
On reform, the 2016-17 budget is a holding one, with tinkering on the sides.
The International Monetary Fund estimates that Australia’s houses are overvalued by around 10%.
Ballooning borrowing to invest in the housing market is impeding investment in the real economy, holding back investment in skills and jobs, and driving up inequality.
Labor has released a six point climate plan, which features a proposed phased emissions trading scheme.
Labor has said it would introduce an emissions trading scheme for large emitters. PolicyCheck unpacks the detail and provenance of this proposed plan.
Value-for-money is a concept that surprisingly isn’t at the forefront of infrastructure planning.
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Big infrastructure projects are seen as an electoral and economic drawcard; but the history of management of these assets is mixed.
Victorian treasurer Tim Pallas unveiled a record $1.2billion in budget announcements.
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Victoria's big-spending budget will fund education and services, but infrastructure is the big winner.
People judge companies that renege on social causes more harshly.
Withdrawing support for marriage equality can prompt a community backlash and alienate employees and customers.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wants the states to overhaul their tax systems.
It makes sense for the federal government to grease the wheels of federal-state tax reform.
Melbourne is one of the fastest-growing cities in the developed world, and the other big Australian cities aren’t far behind.
With the failures of past planning now apparent, the unruly threat of a damaged and depleting planet is ushering us toward a fourth era of urban restructuring. What might City v4.0 look like?
The government argues its industrial relations bills are necessary to deal with widespread corruption uncovered by the trade union royal commission.
To what extent would the ABCC and Registered Organisations bills actually deal with union corruption or criminality if passed?
Continued development of our cities is putting pressure on urban green spaces.
Achieving green cities will require more than just canopy cover targets and central city strategies. It will need new approaches to urban planning and development.
Former French sex worker Rosen Hicher, centre, who marched 800km to raise awareness of the Nordic Model.
A conference highlighting the oppression of sex work was held in Melbourne over the weekend. But online protesters campaigned against the event, targeting the university hosting it.
A new development could mean vastly increase data transfer over optical fibre cables.
The design of a new chip to detect the twisted nature of light waves could pave the way for next generation of optical communication technologies.
CASA makes it easier for low risk flying of drones.
Long awaited changes to the regulations on some drone flights in Australia are set to give the industry a shake up.
Domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty has been engaged by ANZ to help the bank respond to victims of family violence.
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The Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence put the pressure on banks to respond to economic abuse. Now the banks are taking the first steps.
Some survivors are using social media and other online platforms to share their experiences of sexual violence and seek support.
By speaking out about sexual violence and creating safe online spaces to seek support, victim-survivors may also encourage others to report the crime.
West Australian Premier Colin Barnett is the only state premier putting his support behind Malcolm Turnbull’s federation proposal.
Free market economists love the idea, but not everyone would welcome the competition.
Construction workers have a wealth of knowledge from their on-site experience.
Research shows if you involve construction workers in safety videos they're likely to improve safety for everyone.
The review of MPs' entitlements was instigated following Bronwyn Bishop’s resignation from the speakership.
Only with a robust entitlements system will a repeat of Bronwyn Bishop's “Choppergate” scandal be avoided.