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SHOEMAKER APPOINTED S.C.U VICE CHANCELLOR

Southern Cross University has welcomed its fifth vice-chancellor. Canadian-born Professor Adam Shoemaker’s taken on the role, after holding similar positions at several other Australian universities. “What I feel already from Southern Cross is an incredible sense of community, of sort of family, and of the region and connection.” “This place is very renowned for personal attitudes and personal connections with students. As you grow you want to retain that, not lose it. That’s the challenge.” Shoemaker, a leading indigenous literature scholar, replaces retired vice-chancellor Professor Peter Lee. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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SMITH NAMED GREENS EDUCATION SPOKESPERSON

State member for Ballina Tamara Smith has been appointed education spokesperson for the New South Wales Greens. Ms. Smith says her priorities will include securing six years of Gonski funding, and increasing access to early childhood and TAFE education. She replaces the late doctor John Kaye. (VISION ONLY)

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ALSTONVILLE HIGH TO TRAIN FUTURE FARMERS

Alstonville High School is now fully equipped to train the farmers of the future. Staff have officially opened its primary industries trade training centre, alongside Member for Page Kevin Hogan. “This is getting school students, who have an interest in these industries, to be work ready, or as work ready as we can get them.” Around 120 students – along with up to six head of cattle – will use the million-dollar space daily. Its construction was fully funded by the federal government. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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