Flinders University

All Posts

  1. Media Release: Budget: Road to ruin for public higher education

    Posted 13 May 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Tonight’s budget has seen Tony Abbott succeed in his quest to be known as an ‘infrastructure prime minister’.

    He and Christopher Pyne have paved a road to ruin for our public ...

    Read More

  2. Flinders University management and NTEU reach agreement

    Posted 13 May 2014 by John Pezy (Flinders University)

    Dear colleagues,

    After twenty bargaining meetings, the Unions and University management have reached agreement and some important gains have been made. I would like to thank my union member ...

    Read More

  3. Media Release: Budget will pave road to ruin for public higher education

    Posted 13 May 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Tomorrow’s Budget will see Tony Abbott achieve in his quest to be known as an ‘infrastructure Prime Minister”.

    Christopher Pyne and Tony Abbott will be paving a road to ruin for ...

    Read More

  4. What can higher education expect from the 2014-15 Budget?

    Posted 12 May 2014 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU anticipates that the Federal Budget to be handed down on Tuesday 13 May 2014 will include the following changes to way Australian higher education is regulated and funded:

    • Significant reductions to government contribution amounts for Commonwealth supported places (CSPs).
    • Removal of caps on maximum CSP tuition fees.
    • CSP funding to be opened up to non-university higher education providers, including for-profit providers.
    • Demand driven CSP funding to expanded to include sub-bachelor higher education qualifications.
    • Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) repayment thresholds to be lowered.
    • Less favourable indexation arrangements for higher education grants.
    • Consolidation and streamlining of research block grants.

    For a more detailed analysis of these changes download the following briefing

    Read More

  5. 2014-15 Federal Budget - update 8 May latest Pyne speech

    Posted 6 May 2014 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    ADDENDUM 8 May

    Following a speech given by the Minister for Higher Education, Christopher Pyne at the Launch of the Diamond Deposition Suite at Monash University on Thursday 8 May 2014, the ...

    Read More

    Newsletter
    (62 KB) - PDF
  6. Media Release: Audit Commission’s proposal to increase student fees to promote quality and access won’t work, says NTEU

    Posted 1 May 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Increasing the cost of getting a university degree through increasing HELP fees plus deregulating fees is not the way to ensure Australia has a robust and internationally reputable higher education ...

    Read More

  7. Debate already shifted onto how to make students pay according to NTEU

    Posted 24 April 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

     

    The frame of debate over university funding has shifted over the past few  weeks as we head towards the Abbott Government’s first budget. Rather than continuing campaigning to ...

    Read More

  8. It’s so nice to get away for a few days – and even nicer if you are paid

    Posted 23 April 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

     

     

    I  hope that members working in universities got some personal time over the Easter break. But do spare a thought for your sessionally employed academic colleagues, who also ...

    Read More

    0 comments Tags:
  9. Union Aid Abroad- APHEDA Raffle

    Posted 17 April 2014 by Juliet Fuller (University of South Australia)

    Support the Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA Raffle and stand with workers around the world striving for justice and safe and decent work.

    Click here to buy your tickets online or contact the NTEU SA office ...

    Read More

    0 comments Tags:
  10. May Day 2014

    Posted 17 April 2014 by Juliet Fuller (SA Division)

    May Day March

    Saturday May 3, 10.30AM,

    March from Torrens Parade Grounds to Light Square, followed by music, BBQ and family fun.

    May Day commemorates the granting of the eight-hour working day ...

    Read More

    Bulletin Or Leaflet
    (329 KB) - PDF

    SA May Day 2014