Category Archives: Education

Mentioned in dispatches

The Guardian has published a very nice puff-piece today on the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub. There are no suggestions the Blockchain Innovation Hub or any of its researchers have acted improperly or were not entitled to the grants. Ah yes. … Continue reading

Posted in Cryptoeconomics, Education | 37 Comments

Almost Relentless

An outbreak of the deadly fuck it I’m outta here-itus virus has hit left-wing heroes harder than most: Victorian teachers lodge more WorkCover claims for impacts of coronavirus pandemic than any other profession. Figures provided to the ABC show more … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Unions | 21 Comments

The world we have lost for the time being

In 1965  the Association of Jewish Refugees launched a ‘Thank-you Britain’ appeal as a token of gratitude from the people who had sought refuge in this country from the oppression of the Nazis. Funds were presented to the British Academy … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Rafe, Western Civilsation | 11 Comments

I stand with Gigi II

So Gigi Foster is being harassed online again after appearing on 60 Minutes. Do desperate times call for desperate measures? As COVID-19 cases surge in Australia, is it now time to rethink our strategy to beat it? TONIGHT on #60Mins, … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Economics and economy, Education | 26 Comments

Greg Cravan throwing rocks

The outgoing VC of the Catholic Australian University stirs the pot this morning in the Australian. He starts by pointing out the very heart of the Peter Ridd case: But it is just one instance of where the academic right … Continue reading

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Ridd and the Australian Higher Education Industrial Association.

In the case of Peter Ridd the federal court basically ruled that academics are employees and employers can direct the behaviour of their employees. If employees refuse to comply they can be fired. Glorious victory for employers and the wise … Continue reading

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JCU v Ridd

TLDR: Peter Ridd has lost on appeal. So we should all know the story of Peter Ridd – fired from JCU for serious academic misconduct after exposing alleging dodgy climate science behind claims being made about the great barrier reef. … Continue reading

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Universities begin throwing army of casuals under the bus

Turns out that studying the humanities for “eight years or more” is not a smart way to secure your future.

Posted in Education, Finance | 32 Comments

Andrew Norton on the Tehan reforms

Andrew Norton is the sole classical liberal living in exile behind the goats cheese curtain in Melbourne. He is also a go-to man for matters of higher education. Check this out.

Posted in Education, Rafe | 3 Comments

The faculty at Princeton University are getting restless

Interesting letter from Faculty to Administration with a list of demands to clean up the joint.  Be warned, the list of demands runs to nine pages. I like this one. 3. Acknowledge, credit, and incentivize anti-racist student activism. Such acknowledgment … Continue reading

Posted in Culture Wars, Education, Rafe | 27 Comments