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Apology to Atkinson Charan

2017-06-23 smh.com.au
Since 13 March 2017, Fairfax Media has published an article on its website regarding the defamation proceedings that Atkinson Prakash Charan has taken against the publisher of The Australian newspaper seeking damages for defamation.

Credit Weatherill for calling out bullies

2017-03-17 smh.com.au
Credit is due to Jay Weatherill for giving the federal government a piece of his mind ("Frydenberg, Weatherill slug it out for cameras", March 17). Following the blackouts in SA, the Turnbull government chose to blame and attack the Weatherill government, even though they knew it was not caused by its renewable energy policy. The use of such unprincipled tactics to deflect from their own failures only served to highlight Turnbull's incompetent leadership.

Is the penny dropping on privatisation?

2017-03-14 smh.com.au
As someone who works in education I found the revelations of the case involving Australian Careers Network appalling ("Rich-list tycoons accused of fraud and shocking vilification", March 14). But perhaps we shouldn't wonder. When we have (or had) a system that would allow a former Qantas baggage handler and an ex-police officer with no apparent education experience and just $500 to register a college and put out their hand for government money I'm not surprised the whole thing has gone belly up.

Rich-list tycoons accused of fraud and shocking vilification

2017-03-13 smh.com.au
Rich-list tycoons behind a vocational training empire that collapsed after receiving $100 million in government funding have been implicated in alleged fraud, predatory conduct towards vulnerable students and shocking vilification of business associates.

Rich-list tycoons accused of fraud and shocking vilification

2017-03-13 theage.com.au
Rich-list tycoons behind a vocational training empire that collapsed after receiving $100 million in government funding have been implicated in alleged fraud, predatory conduct towards vulnerable students and shocking vilification of business associates.

Commando Steve's Sage Institute of Fitness goes into voluntary administration

2017-02-11 smh.com.au
A fitness college network that has been promoted by Biggest Loser star Steve "Commando" Willis has gone into voluntary administration following the federal government's crackdown on the vocational education sector. 

The IPOs that have investors thinking twice about buying new shares

2016-12-16 theage.com.au
On a balmy November evening in Fremantle, a steer being loaded onto a cattle ship bound for offshore meat markets made a mad dash for freedom, jumping into the water and swimming ashore.

The IPOs that have investors thinking twice about buying new shares

2016-12-16 smh.com.au
On a balmy November evening in Fremantle, a steer being loaded onto a cattle ship bound for offshore meat markets made a mad dash for freedom, jumping into the water and swimming ashore.

ACCC wins court approval to go after defunct vocational education outfit Phoenix Institute

2016-10-21 theage.com.au
The consumer watchdog has won court approval to continue its action against a defunct vocational education provider accused of misleading vulnerable members of the community into signing up for appropriate courses.

ACCC wins court approval to go after defunct vocational education outfit Phoenix Institute

2016-10-21 smh.com.au
The consumer watchdog has won court approval to continue its action against a defunct vocational education provider accused of misleading vulnerable members of the community into signing up for appropriate courses.

Logistics over ASX fee defeats John Mullen's Asciano

2016-08-23 theage.com.au
It isn't every day you see a $9 billion company suspended from trading because it couldn't cough up its annual $56,750 ASX listing fee, but things are operating a little differently right now at Asciano Ltd.

Logistics over ASX fee defeats John Mullen's Asciano

2016-08-23 smh.com.au
It isn't every day you see a $9 billion company suspended from trading because it couldn't cough up its annual $56,750 ASX listing fee, but things are operating a little differently right now at Asciano Ltd.

Authors of controversial TAFE report concede possible omission about Australian Careers Network

2016-07-12 smh.com.au
Michael Bachelard explains how today's closure of Phoenix Institute is merely the tip of the iceberg in a vocational training industry rife with corruption.

TAFE NSW paid more than $90,000 for 'flawed' Boston Consulting Group report

2016-07-06 smh.com.au
TAFE NSW paid more than $90,000 for a consultant's report that promoted a private college network that was raided by the Australian Federal Police for alleged fraud.

Dodgy educational salesmen exploit 'grey area' to rise from Phoenix Institute's ashes

2016-07-04 smh.com.au
Some of the salesmen who rorted the private vocational education system last year are back in action, this time allegedly falsifying English language tests and completing student assignments in another bid for Commonwealth cash.

TAFE refuses to release cost of controversial report

2016-07-03 smh.com.au
Michael Bachelard explains how today's closure of Phoenix Institute is merely the tip of the iceberg in a vocational training industry rife with corruption.

Private vocational courses cost taxpayers seven times as much as TAFE, analysis finds

2016-06-16 smh.com.au
With student debt up by $3billion and shonky operators being caught out, Quentin Dempster investigates Australia's VET sector.

Australian Careers Network eyes $253 million from government

2016-05-22 theage.com.au
Education salesman Gagandeep Sachdeva and his new Porsche. He claims he is owed over $43 million from ACN. Photo: Facebook

Australian Careers Network eyes $253 million from government

2016-05-22 smh.com.au
Education salesman Gagandeep Sachdeva and his new Porsche. He claims he is owed over $43 million from ACN. Photo: Facebook

Federal government shakes up vocational education

2016-04-29 smh.com.au
The scandal-plagued vocational education sector is set for a radical shake-up under a proposal from the federal government with plans to introduce minimum HSC or equivalent qualifications, a numeracy and literacy test and a ban on brokers promoting courses to students. 

Update regarding Administration

2016-04-28 asx.com.au

Phoenix education chief alleged to have forged documents

2016-04-27 theage.com.au
The man who ran one of Australia's fastest-growing vocational colleges, Phoenix Institute, is being investigated for allegedly forging documents to reap more than $100 million in taxpayer funds.

Phoenix education chief alleged to have forged documents

2016-04-27 smh.com.au
The man who ran one of Australia's fastest-growing vocational colleges, Phoenix Institute, is being investigated for allegedly forging documents to reap more than $100 million in taxpayer funds.

Founder of private training empire accused of writing lewd messages on toilet walls

2016-04-24 smh.com.au
The multi-millionaire chief executive of an embattled private training empire has been accused of running a bizarre harassment campaign against a senior police officer during his former career as a cop on the Bass Coast.