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Across the Accords: What the HECS was that?

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Students across the country are set to see the education system turned on its head in the coming future. The release of the Australian University Accords comes as a 12-month long review of the university system to create a fairer and more equitable higher education system. The Honourable Jason Clare, Minister for Education says “The Accords will help to drive this change. It will help us build a better and fairer education system where no one is held back, and no one is left behind.” And to give credit where credit is due, I agree. However, as one of Monash’s
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Just Don’t Look at Them and You Should Be Okay

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Homelessness is far more apparent in Melbourne than in Manchester, and the way we speak about those experiencing homelessness matters. I arrived in Melbourne with my fellow exchange students in early July 2023, bidding farewell to the UK summer and experiencing the shock of cold, jet lag and disorientation.  There was a keen sense of excitement amongst us though, and with Manchester being my home city – one of the biggest cities in the UK – I felt prepared for Melbourne’s urban life. After settling into a hostel, we navigated the arduous task of house-hunting, eventually securing a lovely, little
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The State Electricity Commission: A Sec-xy Way Forward For Our Future

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About a week ago, I found myself immersed in the often overwhelming discussions around climate change, scrolling through the grim realities and political complexities that dominate the environmental discourse. However, within this sea of disheartening news, a beacon of hope emerges – Victoria's State Electricity Commission (SEC). Today, let's delve into what the SEC is up to and why it holds significance for us, the students of Monash University. In 2022, the Andrews Labor government made a bold commitment to revive the State Electricity Commission of Victoria, marking it as one of the most audacious sustainable energy initiatives globally. This
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