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Australian Unis rankings fall as fees mount and students overwhelm resources in a scholar-hostile environment


Melbourne University fell in ranking from 28 to 34, Australian National University from 37 to 48, Sydney University from 62 to 72, NSW University from 85 to 114 and Adelaide University has gone from the top 200 world rankings, according to The Times Higher Education World University Rankings Hardly surprising in the commercial environment that swamps the notion of knowledge and research and the vocational ideology that substitutes for higher education these days.

Population growth drives electricity prices up - Kelvin Thomson

Kelvin Thomson MP: "It seems to me that a key driver of rising electricity prices that doesn’t get much attention in the electricity prices debate is population growth. This growth was driving electricity prices up at twice the rate of CPI long before the carbon price ever showed up. I did a detailed speech in Parliament in late 2010 about this issue, which pointed out that electricity prices in Sydney and Melbourne had doubled in the previous decade, which was twice the rate of CPI."

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