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Calls for university students to access cost of living help

University students are well rehearsed in juggling work with study, all while being thrifty. But they say the escalating cost of living and housing is forcing some students to drop out and others are facing homelessness. A group of universities is now calling on the Federal Government to help ease the pressure. 

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Education Minister Jason Clare girds up for the tough problems

It’s just over three months into Albanese era and the new government is slowly and steadily picking up the reins in higher education policy.

For universities it hasn’t been a bad ride. Labor’s ministers and advisers are accessible to the sector. They’ve been listening and the result, in this early period, has been the removal of some irritating stones in the shoes.

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The shape of post-school policy to come

Before the talking started at the Jobs and Skills summit started the prime minister announced state and Commonwealth funding for 60 000 new fee-free TAFE places (and 120 000 places which will shift from fee to free), agreed at National Cabinet on Wednesday.  

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