University of New South Wales
Research by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has questioned key claims about the $2.3bn university cuts made by Craig Emerson, the Minister for Education, Skills, Science and Research, in an email forwarded to all Monash University staff and students on Wednesday. An almost identical letter was emailed to the
ABC News report about today’s protests in Perth over the Federal Government’s $2.3bn cuts to university funding.
Members of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and students staged protests this morning at Curtin University, Murdoch University, the University of Western Australia and Edith Cowan University.
NTEU Division President Gabe Gooding told the ABC that the cuts were particularly bad for Western Australia because of the decision many years ago to move the school starting age forward by six months. This will start to be felt in 2015 with half as many school leavers as usual available to enrol at
Improvements to funding and equity for primary and secondary school education are essential. These should not be achieved by slashing the resources available for a quality university education.
After the Government stripped $1 billion out of universities in the mid-year economic statement, the first major statement of the new Higher Education Minister Craig Emerson was to make a further $2.3 billion cuts to the sector. Around $1.3 billion of this will be borne by students – with the rest to come from an “efficiency dividend” of 2 per cent on payments to universities.
Let us be very clear: this $900 million reduction is not an “efficiency dividend”. The federal government is not our shareholder and our institutions do not have profits to distribute to them or anyone else. This change is a cut to university core funding.
Dear NTEU members,
Thank you for your feedback to my email early this week. I have read your messages of support and the many good ideas and proposals for the focus and content of the campaign. In ...
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Do support the students by participating in their activities and also assuring students participating that they will not be penalised for non-attendance in class.
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