Education

Universities Always Said We Were Racists, Now Look At Their Dilemma
15 June 2020

Universities Always Said We Were Racists, Now Look At Their Dilemma

Australian universities are in quite the pickle. Not only are they watching as potentially $12bn in revenue from foreign student fees slips away, but they are also being accused of racism by the country they rely on for so much of their funding. Last week, Beijing issued a statement in which it warned Chinese students to give Australian universities a
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University Of Queensland Takes Action Against Its Own To Curry Favour With China
12 May 2020

University Of Queensland Takes Action Against Its Own To Curry Favour With China

We should all care about the case of 20-year-old Drew Pavlou, not only because of the injustice of a university intimidating its own student but also because it is symptomatic of the crisis of universities in Australia. The University of Queensland’s predicament did not begin with the news that it was employing one of the country’s top legal firms to
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Australia’s Other Plague: Incestuous ‘Intellectuals’
2 April 2020

Australia’s Other Plague: Incestuous ‘Intellectuals’

Few images better capture the out of touch and incompetent nature of Australia’s self-described elites as three university academics playing word games to describe the economy as “hibernating” while the lives of millions of normal Australians are being destroyed and disfigured, some permanently. According to reports in the Nine papers (April 1, 2020), three academics from the Australian National University
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Don’t Bail Out Bloated Unis
6 March 2020

Don’t Bail Out Bloated Unis

Australian universities should not get a cent of any federal government bailout program or stimulus package in the wake of the coronavirus. Over the past decade universities have privatised the profits from the fees paid by overseas students. University vice-chancellors in this country enjoy building Taj Mahals to themselves and earning an average annual salary of close to $1 million.
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Taxpayers Fleeced, Betrayed As Unis Ponder Why Christ Born A Man
20 November 2019

Taxpayers Fleeced, Betrayed As Unis Ponder Why Christ Born A Man

Australian universities are abandoning their role as custodians of Western civilisation in favour of a seemingly endless obsession with identity politics. I wrote recently about the University of Sydney’s Resurgent Racism project, a flagship program that provides taxpayer funds to academics so they can berate Australians for supposedly being racist. But it is the tip of the iceberg when it
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Academics Spending Big In Search Of Racism
3 October 2019

Academics Spending Big In Search Of Racism

If you were not already convinced that Australia’s humanities departments have truly lost their way, the latest research project from the faculty of arts and social sciences at the University of Sydney should get you over the line. Resurgent Racism is the seventh “flagship” theme of FutureFix, a program devised by academics at the university to show taxpaying Australians their
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Union’s War On The West
2 May 2019

Union’s War On The West

How threatening to some academics is the idea of a program in Western civilisation being taught on their campuses? Enough that it’s worth going to court over. That’s right: the National Tertiary Education Union, along with a staff member from the University of Wollongong, have resorted to going to the NSW ­Supreme Court to fight the university’s decision to offer
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IPA Welcomes Free Speech Review, Time For Universities To Act
9 April 2019

IPA Welcomes Free Speech Review, Time For Universities To Act

The free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed the Government’s independent review into university freedom of speech undertaken by the Hon Mr Robert French AC, former Chief Justice of the High Court Chief of Australia. “The review was instigated following concerns raised by the IPA, academics, students, and even some university chancellors, about the state of
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Trust An Academic To Be So Foolish
25 March 2019

Trust An Academic To Be So Foolish

Last month the University of Sydney sacked a lecturer in politics who showed his class a swastika superimposed over the flag of ­Israel. Last week another Univer­sity of Sydney academic, English lecturer Nick Riemer, had published in The Sydney Morning ­Herald an article that succeeded in being offensive, insensitive and hypocritical. ­Riemer managed to display publicly the deep sickness that pervades so many parts
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Three Years In An Aussie Re-Education Camp
9 February 2019

Three Years In An Aussie Re-Education Camp

The next cohort of prospective undergraduates who plan on studying Australia’s history at university in 2019 should scrutinise the subject descriptions on offer with considerable care. If they are hoping that three years of a university education might provide an understanding of modern Australia in terms of our debt to Western civilisation, they should steer well clear. If, however, they
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