Loren Smith, Campus Review
New statistics show the most research-intensive group is postgraduate research students. So, they want to be paid for it. According to ABS figures released last week, 57 per cent of postgrads are devoted to research. By contrast, just 30.5 per cent of academic staff spend time on this task, and other staff, 12.3 per cent.
The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA), in calling for funds from the government, advised that postgrads are denied study-related social welfare assistance.