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  1. 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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  2. 2014-15 Federal Budget - update 8 May latest Pyne speech

    Posted 6 May 2014 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    ADDENDUM 8 May

    Following a speech given by the Minister for Higher Education, Christopher Pyne at the Launch of the Diamond Deposition Suite at Monash University on Thursday 8 May 2014, the ...

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  3. Media Release: Audit Commission’s proposal to increase student fees to promote quality and access won’t work, says NTEU

    Posted 1 May 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Increasing the cost of getting a university degree through increasing HELP fees plus deregulating fees is not the way to ensure Australia has a robust and internationally reputable higher education ...

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  4. Debate already shifted onto how to make students pay according to NTEU

    Posted 24 April 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

     

    The frame of debate over university funding has shifted over the past few  weeks as we head towards the Abbott Government’s first budget. Rather than continuing campaigning to ...

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  5. It’s so nice to get away for a few days – and even nicer if you are paid

    Posted 23 April 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

     

     

    I  hope that members working in universities got some personal time over the Easter break. But do spare a thought for your sessionally employed academic colleagues, who also ...

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  6. Conference for NSW general and professional staff members

    Posted 16 April 2014 by Adam Knobel (NSW Division)

    NTEU New South Wales will hold a conference for general and professional staff at Sydney University on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 May.

    The NTEU NSW General and Professional Staff Conference follows on ...

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    NTEU NSW General and Professional Staff Conference - Flyer

    Download the Conference flyer and share it with your colleagues!

  7. Information on the NSW Division Indigenous Forum

    Posted 15 April 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    On behalf of Indigenous Policy Committee NSW Representative, Sharlene Leroy-Dyer

     

    Dear Colleagues,

    The NTEU NSW Indigenous Forums will be held on Monday 5th May 2014 in Newcastle and ...

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  8. Who is running the NTEU? You are!

    Posted 14 April 2014 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    2014 is an election year for the NTEU. (Want to know more about our elections? Register for the webinar here).

    I am incredibly proud of – and passionate about – the NTEU’s ...

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  9. Media Release: Report of Demand Driven System Review exhibits blind faith in a market solution

    Posted 14 April 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    13 APRIL 2014

    The report of the Demand Driven Funding System Review released today seems to be having a bob each way according to the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU).  The report is ...

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  10. Our online community is now 1200 strong!

    Posted 8 April 2014 by Adam Knobel (NSW Division)

    Over 1200 NTEU members, university students and supporters have liked our Facebook page. Together, this online community is gearing up to defend quality higher education.

    We’ve been sharing ...

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