Tag: education

  • Iran investigates 900 schoolgirls’ poisoning

    Iran investigates 900 schoolgirls’ poisoning

    After nationwide protests erupted last year, resistance to Iran’s mandatory hijab law has exploded across the country. Women uncovering their hair an inch at a time.  900 schoolgirls have been poisoned by toxic gas on the 2nd of March 2023, in what many believe is a deliberate attempt to force their schools to shut. No girls have…

  • Over $107.8 million wage theft at Australian universities

    Over $107.8 million wage theft at Australian universities

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has released a report that revealed wage theft of over $107.8 million across 22 Australian universities since 2020.  Initially, the report estimated the amount of wage theft to be $83.4 million. However, as of February 12th, the figure has increased to $107.8 million as the University of Melbourne was…

  • New cap on international students’ employment hours

    New cap on international students’ employment hours

    Image: Yanni Apradakis The Department of Home Affairs has announced that the maximum number of hours that international students are permitted to work will once again be capped from July 1, 2023. However, this time, the limit will be increased to 48 hours per fortnight from the previous cap of 40 hours. Over the course…

  • Why class is a queer issue and its relation to education

    Anna Luxembourg Higher education has – from the Middle Ages until recently – been the sole preserve of those who belong to the upper-middle class and the upper class. However, with the invention of such things like HECS, the door has opened slightly for those from a lower socio-economic background. This, of course, is all…

  • Why it’s still worth giving a Gonski

    Why it’s still worth giving a Gonski

    When the federal government was voted in mid-last year, many students and schools remained hopeful that the Review of Funding for Schooling (aka the “Gonski”) agreements made under Labor were going to be implemented.  Before the election, Liberal Education Minister Christopher Pyne promised that “you can vote Liberal or Labor and you’ll get exactly the…

  • The Hirst Report: We don’t need no education

    The Hirst Report: We don’t need no education

    We don’t need no education / we don’t need no thought control. It is unlikely that Pink Floyd’s chorus of disillusioned schoolchildren were singing about Christopher Pyne’s review of the national curriculum, but if they had been, it would have been not only prescient, but entirely appropriate. Not because education is bad – it’s one…