Category Archives: Education

The similarity of the leadership of science and business

Comments on the previous thread underline the deficit of leadership in the business community that has a parallel in science. Peter Strong, chief executive of the Council of Small Business Australia, is upset by power prices but in the same … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 7 Comments

Weep for public education. A tribute to a great teacher

UPDATE. Sorry the link to the piece was missing in the original post. Thanks to Aussieute for the heads up! UPDATE 2: Check out the link provided by Dot in the comments, I am as busy as the proverbial one … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Rafe, Terrorism | 32 Comments

PvOs long bow on research and western civilisation

Last week we got the news that former education minister Simon Birmingham had vetoed some ARC research grants. This was the second time in recorded human history that an Australian education minister had exercised oversight over the higher education sector. … Continue reading

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Whatever you do, do not become a Trojan horse

Janet Albrechtsen describes a meeting at the University of Sydney about a series of academics ganging up on Western Civilisation. Of course depressing, but this did make me smile. It is a quote from someone opposed to the introduction of … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Education | 31 Comments

Andrew Norton on Ministerial interference with research grants

Andrew Norton will be known to Cats of long standing as the only classical liberal in Carlton (Melbourne). He has been blogging for along time with a special interest in higher education and he has a serious national reputation in … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Rafe | 9 Comments

TEQSA gets owned

Senator Amanda Stoker tells TEQSA what it should have known already. TEQSA will investigate!!!! But don’t hold your breath – TEQSA works on a tick-a-box audit approach. Does University X have policy Y? Yes? NO? Moving right along. I have … Continue reading

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Campus threats to free speech – CIS breakfast event

Welcome to a re-run of the talk by the NSW Minister for Education, the Hon. Rob Stokes at the Centre for Independent Studies, followed by dialogue with CIS Executive Director Tom Switzer and a Q and A session. The topic … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Freedom of speech, Rafe | 7 Comments

Do we need this law?

So everyone is up in arms about the proposed legislation to expel gay students from school and their teachers … or is it to keep them in school? It’s all very confusing. Whatever is really going on the Morrison government … Continue reading

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Paul Johnson on universities

Poor behaviour at universities has been in the press recently so I thought it might be interesting to post what British historian Paul Johnson had to say about the role of those institutions: Indeed, the study of universities and the … Continue reading

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University problems, more than just too many students

Important message from Grace Collier in the paper yesterday, reprinted by Old Ozzie in comments on the open thread in case you can’t access the original. The Business Council is concerned but their concern with bad course selection, time for … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Rafe | 39 Comments