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Posts tagged with higher education

  1. Support the call for a University of Sydney Convocation

    Posted 14 July 2014 by Genevieve Kelly (University of Sydney)

    This year's federal budget included major changes to higher education that will affect how governments fund universities and how universities levy fees. In a word -- deregulation. The Government's ...

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  2. Media Release: Government’s higher education changes will cost marginal seats

    Posted 14 July 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Independent polling commissioned by the National Tertiary Education Union has confirmed that a range of marginal Government MPs would lose their seats if an election were held tomorrow.

    The poll ...

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    • Published: 14 Jul, 2014

  3. Bust the Budget

    Posted 4 July 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Bust the Budget rallies will be held in cities across Australia this Sunday, 6 July.

    If you are upset about the changes to higher education that were kept secret prior to the election, then join us ...

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  4. The case against government funding of private non-university higher education providers

    Posted 4 July 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU has produced a fact sheet outlining the case against the government funding private, non-university higher education providers (NUHEPs).

    The research was compiled in response to changes outlined in the 2014-15 Federal Budget, specifically the decision to extend funding for Commonwealth supported places (CSPs) to non-university public and private providers, including for-profit provides.

    Fully contestable markets for the allocation of VET places have been a spectacular failure in Victoria, and the NTEU is concered that similar havoc would be wreaked on the higher education system more broadly should these policies be introduced

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  5. Media Release: Thousands to protest against unfair and cruel budget

    Posted 11 June 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Thousands of people will take to the streets tomorrow in Bust the Budget Rallies to demonstrate their opposition to the Abbott-Hockey Government’s first budget. Rallies will be held around the ...

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  6. New Greens website shows debt for students and graduates under new arrangements

    Posted 4 June 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    The Greens have launched a website to help millions of students, graduates, future students and their families understand how the Coalition Government’s extreme and regressive changes to higher ...

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  7. Media Release: Pyne must release full details of higher education policy impacts

    Posted 4 June 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Pyne’s comments in today’s Australian clearly demonstrate a Minister who doesn’t know his own policy and who is making it up on the run.

    Christopher Pyne and the Coalition have cut ...

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  8. Pyne’s “Age of Inequity” for higher education

    Posted 2 June 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU analysis released today (download available below) shows the Government’s proposed changes to higher education funding and regulation are fundamentally unfair and will impact most heavily on disadvantaged students and universities with large numbers of disadvantaged students.

    “Christopher Pyne’s time as the Minister for Education may well become to be known as the Age of Inequity,” said Jeannie Rea, NTEU National President.

    The Union’s analysis of the Budget’s higher education equity measures shows that disadvantaged students will be hit hardest by the policy changes which include increased fees, higher levels of debt and cuts to start-up and relocation

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  9. Media Release: Full day ‘Sport Strike’ at La Trobe Melbourne (Navitas)

    Posted 28 May 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Staff at La Trobe Melbourne (Navitas) will strike again today in response to management’s unwillingness to negotiate fairly with staff.

    Last week, staff participated in protected industrial ...

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  10. 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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