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Another crisis in higher education
06-29-2020, 09:45 AM
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Another crisis in higher education
Don Aitkin's ** latest essay with associated comments:

Another crisis in higher education

** Don Aitkin AO is a political scientist, writer, and administrator. Until 2012 he was Chairman of Australia’s National Capital Authority. He served as Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Canberra from 1991 to 2002, and as Vice-President of the Australian Vice-Chancellors Committee in 1994 and 1995.

Now I’ve finished my astrology degree, who knows what the future holds?
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06-29-2020, 10:47 AM
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RE: Another crisis in higher education
Quote: And so much of higher education is funded by the taxpayers, which they forget.

All publicly funded institutions seem to forget that!
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06-29-2020, 12:51 PM
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Speaking of forgetfulness, politicians seem to forget the taxpayer when claiming parliamentary expenses .

Quote:One of the South Australian Parliament's most senior office holders is refusing to release details of any allowances paid to him and other regional MPs amid questions over his eligibility to claim.

Terry Stephens publicly claims to live in Victor Harbor, but an ABC investigation has uncovered evidence which raises the question whether paying tenants have stayed at his previous registered voting address.

The ABC has also observed the long-serving Liberal MP spending significant time at his second property in Adelaide's inner east. Mr Stephens denies any wrongdoing, insisting he has followed all parliamentary rules.

South Australian state MPs who live further than 75 kilometres from the Adelaide General Post Office are entitled to payments of $234 for each night they spend in Adelaide on official business.
But unlike other parliamentary allowances, details about the payments are not publicly available.

In politics, where you live counts. The town of Victor Harbor is nestled on the picturesque southern coastline of the Fleurieu Peninsula, an hour's drive from Adelaide.

Its relaxed, seaside vibe makes it a popular place for holiday-makers and retirees seeking a sea change. Since 2014, it has been the publicly declared home of long-serving Liberal MP Terry Stephens.

But an ABC News investigation has raised questions about Mr Stephens's ties to Victor Harbor, and his eligibility to claim a travel entitlement.

Mr Stephens and his wife were early investors in the Breeze, a modern apartment block built on prime waterfront real estate on Flinders Parade, in the heart of Victor Harbor.

From 2011, Mr Stephens listed apartments 10 and 21 at the Breeze on his parliamentary register of interests, along with a residence at Stonyfell in Adelaide's eastern suburbs. The following year, he sold his Stonyfell home, settling on a $1.085 million dollar townhouse in nearby Norwood on the same day. While that home appears to have been his primary residence until 2014, that year Mr Stephens changed his website to state that he was living in Victor Harbor.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-28/l...atenews_sa

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06-29-2020, 01:42 PM
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But is it not always the case with liberal Uriah Heeps they always quote the tax payer but we already know the tax payer pays for everything because its the government higher for of revenue, the real problem with the LNP is inertia do nothing but cut cut cut it would be nice to see them produce something for once that hade a future benefit for the nation.

So labor the lifters and the LNP are the leaners and taking TAX PAYERS MONEY AS SALARY or did you lot forget that sigh give me strength.
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