“Aussie Unis are over reliant on international students”

Australian universities are heavily dependent on overseas students for their survival, leaving them vulnerable to political and economic change in Asia, in particular, and disadvantaging domestic students, writes John Menadue. In 1984 the number of international students in Australian was minimal and the Australian University Vice Chancellors were very sceptical […]

Coffs Coast Business Politics

‘TAFE and VET undone by blinkered ideology’ – Skills crisis ensues

Late last week Innes Willox – head of Australian Industry Group – sent a letter to Scott Morrison, alerting him to the dire skills crisis in Australia. By Peter Fleming Our Vocational Education and Training (VET) system was a complete “debacle” he remarked: ‘75 per cent of employers are experiencing difficulty in recruiting suitably […]

Local Politics

‘Lets have financial expert review Council’s ability to pay for Gordon Street’ – Councillor Townley

Councillor Townley, who voted for the new Council Chambers/Cultural Centre, has given notice of her intention to move the following motion at the next Coffs Harbour City Council meeting this Thursday 22 August at 5.00 p.m. That Council: 1. “Authorise the engagement of a suitably qualified financial accounting consultant to: […]