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  1. 70 per cent of Australians against higher university fees

    Posted 16 June 2014 by Matthew McGowan (NTEU National Office)

    Polling commissioned by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) shows that 70% of Australians oppose university fee increases for students and that higher education reforms are one of the most unpopular measures in the budget.

    The figures confirm that the community are angry about the broken election commitment not to alter university funding arrangements, as well as policies that would see students from poorer backgrounds locked out of quality education.

    “These are budget measures that Christopher Pyne and the Government kept secret before the election for a reason,” said Jeannie Rea, NTEU National

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  2. Budget plans summarised in set of slides

    Posted 3 June 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU has produced a set of slides for members which summarise the Government's Budget plans for higher education and research.

    It is a long document that has developed since the Budget announcements as the NTEU analyses have been rolling out and we have been talking with members on campuses.

    Members are welcome to use the file to communicate about the Budget, but please attribute to NTEU. The slide set will continue to be

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  3. Mid-year enrolments and the Budget

    Posted 3 June 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Mid-year university enrolment is now open. Year 12 students are about to fill out tertiary education preferences. But what fees will they be paying come 2016 and what will they have to pay in interest on a HELP loan?

    These are the questions tens of thousands of Australian families are asking. Over the weekend there were several media reports of Year 12 students expressing their concerns about the extreme rise in the cost of undertaking a university degree if the Abbott Government’s higher education Budget changes are adopted by

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  4. edXpress #14 (June 2014) out now

    Posted 2 June 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The June 2014 issue of edXpress, NTEU's free monthly e-newsletter, is out now - view it here.

    This issue is dominated by the ramifications of the Abbott Government's Federal Budget, specifically the ...

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  5. Condemnation of coup in Thailand

    Posted 2 June 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU calls for release of all academics and students detained by the military junta

     The National Tertiary Education Union condemns the latest military coup d’etat in Thailand on 22 May ...

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  6. Media Release: Pyne and Age of Inequity

    Posted 2 June 2014 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    2 JUNE 2014

     Pyne’s “Age of Inequity” for higher education

    NTEU analysis released today shows the Government’s proposed changes to higher education funding and ...

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    Fact Sheet
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    Age of Inequity

  7. Media Release: Cost and Debt Shifting

    Posted 29 May 2014 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU Media Release

    NTEU analysis released today shows that the Abbott Government is shifting debt and costs away from the government and onto students.

    Crucially, it shows that the level of debt students will owe the government will exceed the Australian government’s net debt sometime in the early 2020s as a result of their higher education changes.

    NTEU National President, Jeannie Rea said this was cost shifting on a grand

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  8. Media Release: $100,000 degrees and loan repayments into your future

    Posted 27 May 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU research released today shows the impact increased university fees will have on students.

    The research also includes predictions of how far fees will rise under the new arrangements as ...

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  9. Media Release: Students have a right to protest against unfair cuts to university funding

    Posted 20 May 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) is urging universities to not disadvantage students who participate in National Union of Students protests around the country tomorrow.

    “The NTEU ...

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  10. NTEU scholarships: Call for applications

    Posted 19 May 2014 by Helena Spyrou (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU has posted two scholarships for union members.

    Carolyn Allport Scholarship

    The Carolyn Allport Scholarship for postgraduate feminist studies by research – $5000 per year for a ...

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