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What happened on Wednesday 16 November 2022

With that, we'll wrap up our live news coverage for the day.

Here's a summary of today's major news developments:

Deliveroo is exiting the Australian market, with the food delivery service announcing it has suspended orders placed through its app and entered voluntary administration.

A woman's body has been found in flood waters in the town of Eugowra, New South Wales, where local residents say they are still in shock after an outback "tsunami" devastated the town. Guardian Australia spoke to the woman's brother.

The Reserve Bank of Australia must continue to raise interest rates to ensure inflation is under control, and the country must stick with plans to introduce a third tranche of tax cuts planned for 2024, the head of Australia's International Monetary Fund division said.

Workplace relations minister Tony Burke accused tugboat operator Svitzer of "extortion" and "economic vandalism", revealing that the government would encourage industrial referees to end their worker lockdown.

Anthony Albanese condemned Russia's "reckless and dangerous use of force" after G7 leaders held an emergency session on the sidelines of the G20 summit to assess the explosion of a Russian-made missile in Poland that killed two civilians.

The editor-in-chief of Australia, Chris Dore, has suddenly resigned, citing "personal health issues".

Donald Trump unveiled his 2024 bid for the Republican Party's nomination for president late Tuesday. His daughter Ivanka has decided not to actively join her father's quest to recapture the White House.

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The government announced a review of the university sector

Education Minister Jason Clare gave Bradley's speech at the University of Sydney. The ore is named in honor of Denise Bradley, whose work led to the creation of the Higher Education Quality and Standards Agency.

Clare is continuing the work started by Tanya Plibersek during her Labor opposition, working on restructuring the government's relationship with universities.

Part of that rearrangement is the Australian Universities Agreement, which will look at the university sector as a whole, and the government's role within it.

This is something the university has been waiting for and tonight, Clare is announcing the panel and the terms of reference.

Leading the panel are Prof Mary O'Kane, Prof Barney Glover, Shemara Wikramanayake, Fiona Nash, Jenny Macklin and Prof Larissa Behrendt.

Key areas to review:

Addressing Australia's current and future knowledge and skills needs This will include recommendations for new targets and reforms recognizing that more than nine in ten new jobs will require a post-school qualification, and fifty per cent of new jobs are expected to require a bachelor's degree. degree or higher.

Access and opportunity, including better access to higher education and greater access for people from underrepresented backgrounds.

Investment and affordability, as the title suggests, will consider university funding, as well as its affordability for students and a review of the 'work-ready graduate package'.

Governance, accountability and community, which will look at regulatory arrangements and workplace relations, and the contribution that higher education makes to Australia more broadly.

Links between vocational education and training and the higher education system – which will examine whether there are more opportunities to align vocational training with universities

Quality and sustainability, with challenges for domestic and international students examined

Convey new knowledge, innovations and capabilities, references that will look at university research and opportunities for collaboration and commercialization.

An interim report will be prepared for the middle of next year, with a final report due in December 2023.

The Australian Ambassador to Iran was summoned

The Iranian government has taken offense at comments from prime minister Anthony Albanese over Mahsa Amini's death, with Australia's ambassador to the country summoned by Tehran.

Nournews, a semi-official news agency in Iran, reported that the Australian ambassador had been summoned over comments made by Albanians regarding internal developments in the country.

"It appears that the prime minister of Australia has taken the wrong approach based on false information, which is not helping relations between the two countries," foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said, according to Reuters.

We have reached out to the prime minister's office, and the Iranian embassy in Canberra, for comment.

It is not currently clear which of the comments offended Iran, but Albanese told SBS News last month that he condemned "the actions of the Iranian regime in cracking down on democratic protests, which are taking place in Iran".

The protests have continued for weeks after the death in September of Amini, who died after being arrested by Iran's "morality police" for not wearing a headscarf.

"It is important to assert women's human rights in Iran," the PM told SBS.

SBS reported that Albanese said Australia would support "women who exercise their human right to dress as they see fit".

"This protest is a protest about human rights, and I support, I think most Australians would very much support the women and people of Iran in standing up for their human rights," he said.

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