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29 May Australia’s foreign-student bubble has burst

Australia’s oldest university campus should be heaving on a sunny autumn afternoon. Before the pandemic, the University of Sydney hosted more than 70,000 students. At lunchtime they would cram into its cafés and crowd onto its lawns. Now its grounds are practically deserted. Although Australia has...

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29 May Loan buffers staying for now

James Frost - Australian Financial Review - Friday 29 May 2020 The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has dismissed a suggestion that it should relax an artificial lending hurdle in recognition of record low interest rates, saying there was no evidence credit was not flowing to where...

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27 May Birth of a free speech martyr

Aaron Patrick - The Australian Financial Review - Wednesday 27 May 2020 China ties Drew Pavlou has become a cause celebre for taking his university to task. Before he was dubbed the world's most famous undergraduate, Drew Pavlou was merely a "particularly annoying" student making life...

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27 May Compromised classrooms

Jane Marwick - The Daily Telegraph - Wednesday 27 May 2020 Queensland University's bizarre persecution of a student for speaking out about China is a warning to all An Australian university, so troubled by the actions of one 20-year old undergraduate activist student, has gone to...

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25 May PM urged to defend Hong Kong freedoms

Andrew Tillet - Australian Financial Review - Saturday 23 May 2020 China hawks within the Morrison government are pushing ministers to take a tough line with Beijing after it moved to cement its control over Hong Kong in what looms as the latest flashpoint in the...

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