Podcast: “Bid to stamp out uni cheat industry” on ABC Radio Focus

Last week I spoke with Universities Australia CEO Catriona Jackson on the ABC Perth radio program Focus with Jessica Strutt. It’s a 45 minute deep dive into contract cheating, proposed anti-cheating laws, and how parents and friends can navigate the line between helping and cheating.

ABC synopsis:

Cheating in our universities has always happened but now it’s a lot more sophisticated.

There’s a whole “contract cheating” industry out there preying on students.

The Federal Government is proposing a crackdown, including new laws to stamp out those who provide or advertise services offering to complete assignments or exams for a fee.

Some universities are concerned the laws are too broad and will capture parents and friends who proofread and make minor changes to students’ assignments.

You can get the full episode here.

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