New program heralding school success in indigenous communities

A pilot program in remote Aboriginal communities has made great progress to improve school attendance by involving community leaders and Indigenous rangers to teach students about customary knowledge, culture, and literacy and numeracy. Dr William Fogarty is head of an ANU review of the program, and he spoke about what this review of the project found.

International Price Discrimination: Exaggeration or a Fact?

This article is a expanded version of the radio piece I compiled on Adobe products and the IT Pricing Inquiry.

In late July last year a national IT pricing inquiry was begun to examine what the consumer advocate Choice has called ‘international price discrimination’; when international businesses such as Apple, Microsoft and Adobe charge more in an Australian market for their goods and services. Continue reading International Price Discrimination: Exaggeration or a Fact?

International Price Discrimination: Exaggeration or Fact? (audio)

In light of the recent IT Pricing Inquiry, I compiled an audio package on how the high price of Adobe products in Australia may affect students. Unfortunately this piece is a little rougher than I would have liked, but given it’s my first attempt at a current affairs style piece I’m still pleased with it. This piece is a continuation of the article I mentioned in the previous post.

Article Pitch

Part of my journalism course involves submitting a pitch for each article we create. Below is the pitch for my next article, which I’m in the process of finishing. I have an article about the recent IT Pricing Inquiry, but focusing specifically on Adobe, and university students. My article looks at how higher prices in Australia for Adobe products affect university students, and have the potential to put them at a disadvantage on the global stage. This article has a fresh perspective on the Pricing Inquiry, in examining the ramifications of international pricing discrimination with regards to Australian university students, and how this may under prepare them for real-world occupations. This topic is also relevant in the light of the funding cuts that Australian universities will soon be facing, as the proposed cuts will make it even harder for university students to access the expensive technologies and equipment they need to complete their courses.