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Our genius universities: let’s fix discrimination against women by making them bigger targets

9 March 2020

8:28 PM

9 March 2020

8:28 PM

I didn’t realise the University of Technology Sydney is run by dummies. The university has received approval from the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board to make a 10-point adjustment to the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank of female students applying for those degrees for the 2020 academic year. 

The university hopes it will help address gender imbalances in those male-dominated industries. Really?


When female graduates show up for job interviews in a few years time, the prospective employers will be faced with the choice of hiring a female who was admitted to the University with lower academic credentials — a lower ATAR — than her male counterparts. Which applicant would that employer be more likely to favour? 

So much for addressing ‘the gender imbalance in those industries’. 

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