EDUCATION

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It was a busy budget this year for NAB customers, with a wide range of measures from infrastructure to education to Medicare. Alan Oster, NAB Group Chief Economist, shares his view and NAB’s long term growth outlook.

While the Government has abandoned its previous higher education policies, university fees are on the rise as are loan repayments.

Research by NAB shows Australians don’t think about infrastructure projects as just concrete, bricks and mortar, but rather as the services or conveniences that are derived from them. The role of the customer, and their satisfaction, has been a weakness in the infrastructure governance settings for some time.

Australia will rely on its schools to grow the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. But to what extent do they innovate themselves?

NAB Private and The Smith Family are working together this Christmas to bring much-needed gifts to nearly 15,000 disadvantaged children across Australia through The Smith Family Toy and Book Appeal.

Innovation in independent schools led by doing things differently and cost efficiently.

A Queensland school and a schools corporation reveal the financial strategies they’ve put into action to make better use of their funds and save money.

The potential of mentorships to advise, inspire and build confidence and leadership skills is being harnessed within the education sector.

CSIRO and Bayer have teamed up to run Sustainable Futures, a free education program that’s been rolled out to about 450 schools so far.

David Thornton, Chief Operating Officer at Somerset College, describes the factors they had to consider before committing to one of the most expensive capital works in their 33-year history.

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are probably not the first things that come to mind when you imagine setting up a new school. Principal Ian Hewitt describes how social media is fundamental to building the identity of a new school, and helping to foster a new community.

The higher education sector is still facing unresolved issues following the Budget.

Verdict: See what Alan Oster makes of #Budget2016

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