Federal government to slash university debts for rural and regional nurses and doctors

The federal government has announced a new scheme which will wipe the university debts of nurses and doctors who work in rural, regional, and remote areas.

“Shame on you, Duncan!”: Students and staff rally against casualisation at Melbourne University

University of Melbourne staff and students rallied outside Vice-Chancellor Duncan Maskell’s Parkville mansion yesterday in opposition to the University’s growing casualisation of teaching staff.

Students and staff say no to the Robert Menzies Institute

Students gathered on South Lawn yesterday to protest the opening gala of the Liberal-backed think-tank Robert Menzies Institute (RMI).

An open letter to all student politicians

As sleek Facebook frames are slowly being removed from the profile pictures of university students in their early twenties, and social media feeds are returning to normal from constant ‘vote for me’ c

"Please don’t ask if we’ve tried yoga”: Students fighting for disability support

Despite the University’s push to make learning accessible, through programs such as SEDS and Access Melbourne, there have yet to be endorsements from students that these programs are appropriate. Inst



Summer chores

These colours are carnivorous
Swelling lemon yellows
Leaping grass-blade greens
Claw at me
Climbing, calling to me
Silver cobwebs spin by
Flapping laundry, cotton grey and gold
In the sun,
That bleeding, insatiable flame
These colours are so deep they stick to shadows
Of the pants, the shirts, the socks
But nothing bares its teeth like
The sky’s unflinching blue
Every time I raise my head
It threatens to consume me
Swallow me whole
Siphoning off my soul
And the colours
Silver, green, gold, all
Sliding into one snow clean scroll;
The sky, a lacquered screen
Forever watching
Wildebeest, wandering god’s eye
Chasm of pure light, bleached sea
Ready to engulf
The last crumbs of me

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