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17 May 2017

Vice-Chancellor's Voice

Good morning. I want to update you on two important matters we are currently working through with the Government. As you know, changes to the way post graduate Commonwealth Supported Places are allocated were announced in the Budget. These changes would significantly impact UWA and I am pleased to share the Federal Minister of Education has confirmed our existing pathway model will continue in 2018. It is pleasing to have this certainty as we go to market and we will work with the Minister to negotiate our arrangements within the new system effective from 2019.
 
In April the Group of Eight raised a number of concerns with the Government regarding its decision to abolish the 457 visa scheme. We have recently received further assurance from the Federal Minister for Immigration that the changes are not intended to be a barrier to the entry of highly skilled academics and researchers. I will keep you updated on this and you can read FAQs regarding how the changes affect UWA 457 visa holders here.


Sincerely, 

Prof. Dawn Freshwater
Vice-Chancellor

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A fascination for geography and leading her first natural resource management project in Northern Senegal, West Africa, 25 years ago, has led UWA Professor Petra Tschakert to a vital role affecting people across the globe.

 

 

Around Campus 

The HBF Run for a Reason is set to be bigger and better than ever. 

Join Team UWA and run, walk, jog or wheel through the City of Perth on Sunday 28 May. You can choose from the 4km, 12km or half marathon. 

This year we are proud to be supporting Lifeline WA
 


The Friends of the Grounds UWA Plant Sale is on next week - Thursday 25 May at 12pm. All proceeds will be spent on the grounds of UWA.

There will be a large selection of succulents as well as exotics, natives and herbs for sale for under $5. It's cash only and if possible please bring your own carry bag/box.

Any remaining plants will be sold on Friday 26 May at 12-2pm.

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