The Queensland Government has given in-principle support to the  proposed merger of Central Queensland University (CQU) and Central Queensland Institute of TAFE (CQIT).

The Queensland budget has effectively frozen recurrent funding for non-government schools, and cut more than 40 services for children at school.

The Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committees is to undertake an inquiry into ‘Teaching and learning - maximising our investment in Australian schools.

The NSW Government has released a statement outlining spending cuts to the education portfolio totalling $1.7 billion over the next four years.  Staff numbers within the Department of Education and Communities will be cut by around 1,800.

Australia is performing only slightly above the OECD average in areas such as student to teacher ratios and secondary school completion rates, according to the OECD’s new report Education at a Glance.

He has also held positions at Harvard University in the United States and McMaster University in Canada, and has advised government committees and medical research councils for state and federal governments in Australia.

The number of Indigenous students enrolled at Australian universities has grown by over 40 per cent since 2006, and there has been substantial growth in the number of Australian university students born in developing nations, according to a new analysis of Census data by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

Five Australian universities have been ranked amongst the world’s top 100 according to the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), released this month.

The search is on for the chief executive officer of TasTAFE - Tasmania's new public vocational education and training entity.

School students may be taught regular school subjects such as science or maths in another language as part of new trials in selected South Australian Schools.

The Federal Government has announced a National Plan for School Improvement, in response to the Gonski Review.

The University of New England has won a $6 million AusAID grant to set up a National Research Centre for Teacher Quality in the Philippines.

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