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  1. 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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  2. Changes to university fees are an attack on basic equality

    Posted 20 May 2014 by Matthew Partridge (Australian Catholic University)

    The Sydney Morning Herald has published an editorial condemning "Tony Abbott's assault on Uni equality", which warns of the consequences of the Government's changes to Higher Education funding and ...

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  3. Why Australian students are now set to pay more for less

    Posted 19 May 2014 by Jane Maze (ACT Division)

    The Guardian has just published an article by ACT Division Secretary Stephen Darwin: 'Australian students are now set to pay more for less', which provides an analysis and historical context to the ...

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  4. Budget 2014 - NTEU Fact Sheet

    Posted 16 May 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU has developed a fact sheet that outlines the changes to Australia’s higher education system as announced in the 2014 Federal Budget.
     
    The fact sheet, and further analysis of the Budget, can be found on our new website A 1st Degree Shouldn't Cost A 2nd

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  5. May 21 Protest against higher education cuts

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

     
    Protests against the changes to higher education in this year's budget will be held around Australia on Wednesday, 21st of May. Times vary according to city and can be seen in the image above.

    The NTEU has encouraged members not to penalise students who are attending the protests.
     
    For more information, contact our

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  6. 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 ...

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  7. 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 ...

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  8. 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

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  9. Community Announcements 12 May 2014

    Posted 12 May 2014 by Ken Norling (Vic Division)

    If you have anything you'd like included in this listing, please contact the NTEU Vic Division at knorling@vic.nteu.org.au. If you would like to receive these announcements as a weekly email, go to ...

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  10. Travel to work insurance - downloadable poster

    Posted 6 May 2014 by Jane Maze (ACT Division)

    Would you like to help  promote union membership to your colleagues, in the easiest way possible - by putting a poster on your door or noticeboard? Here is a poster about our new Journey to Work ...

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