University funding cuts will hit less prestigious campuses harder – union |

University funding cuts will hit less prestigious campuses harder – union | World news | NewsWire
The government’s higher education package includes a 20% cut to average public subsidies. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Universities outside the prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) stand to lose a larger share of their total revenue through government funding cuts because of their greater reliance on the Commonwealth Grant Scheme (CGS), new analysis shows.

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Shinzo Abe looks for allies outside Japan as popularity wanes at home | World news | Guardian Weekly

Shinzo Abe looks for allies outside Japan as popularity wanes at home | World news | Guardian Weekly
Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, greets an audience in Brazil during the last leg of a Latin American tour that included visits to Colombia, Chile and Mexico. Photograph: Andre Penner/AP

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe showed off his football skills in Brasilia earlier this month, kicking a ball around with Zico, the Brazilian who once coached the Japanese team. The premier also had a friendly meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and signed some energy deals.

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Morning Mail: Iraqis escape mountain; Gammy’s parents interviewed; new Gaza ceasefire |

Morning Mail: Iraqis escape mountain; Gammy's parents interviewed; new Gaza ceasefire | World news | NewsWire
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar west of Mosul, take refuge at Dohuk province. Photograph: Stringer/Iraq/Reuters

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