Recent media on TAFE cuts in Victoria
Vic TAFE decisions to influence other states
Samantha Donovan reported this story on PM on Friday, September 14, 2012 18:38:00
Vic 'fire sale' nears Qld proportions
by: John Ross, September 15, 2012 12:00AM
VICTORIA could sell off as many as 35 TAFE campuses and sites, almost pipping the 38 campus closures recently recommended in Queensland, a leaked document reveals.
Heated talks on TAFE as secret papers reveal plans
Benjamin Preiss, September 15, 2012
HASTILY convened talks between Victoria's TAFE directors and the Education Department have failed to quell anger about a leaked document revealing sweeping changes to the sector.
GippsTAFE cuts continue
By Rhiana Whitson (ABC Gippsland), 14 September, 2012 11:03AM AEST
GippsTAFE may close its Yallourn campus to cope with the State Government's $300 million funding cuts to the sector.
Anglican Church urges Premier Ted Baillieu to reconsider any further cuts to the TAFE Sector
By media release, 14/09/2012
Media reports about proposed further cuts to the TAFE system should be of great concern to all Victorians, Bishop Philip Huggins said today. Bishop Huggins, who is Chair of the Melbourne Anglican Social Responsibilities Committee, is calling on the Victorian State Government not to proceed with the reported plans.
Senator the Hon Chris Evans > Media Releases 14 Sep 2012
Baillieu's closing down sale – TAFEs going, going, gone
Tony Abbott is backing the Victorian Liberal State Government's secret plan to rip the heart out of the Victorian TAFE system, which has been exposed by the embarrassing leak of a cabinet-in-confidence document.
TAFE may lose another $400m as Canberra threatens Baillieu over cuts
Farrah Tomazin, September 16, 2012
THE Gillard government has threatened to withhold vocational grants to Victoria because of Premier Ted Baillieu's TAFE cuts, putting in doubt almost $435 million of federal funding. As tertiary bosses prepare to sell campuses, increase fees or cut courses and staff to cope with state government cuts, Canberra has warned ''national partnership'' payments to Victoria are at risk.
Radio National: Saturday Extra
Saturday 15 September 2012 7:50AM (view full episode)
The Federal Treasurer, Wayne Swan, has again highlighted that education and skills drive the nation's productivity.His comments followed news that the NSW government is to increase fees for TAFE courses and cut 800 jobs.
Guest: Dr Colin Long, Victorian Division secretary of the National Tertiary Education Union
17 September, 2012 12:01PM AEST
Victorian TAFE cuts break COAG deal says Federal Minister
Senator Chris Evans says the Baillieu Government can't expect to be rewarded for slashing TAFE budgets. The Federal Tertiary Education Minister says the State Government is risking additional Federal funding for the TAFE sector by making signicant cuts to its budget.