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Media alert: May Day, May Day: University action for a better deal for university staff and students
University staff across NSW are taking action on May 1 – the traditional day of workers’ action and solidarity – in support of their claims for a better deal for university staff ...
An analysis of the cuts to university funding released by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) today challenges the Prime Minister’s characterisation of these cuts as being nothing more ...
Catch up with ArtsHub article from 19 April on the effects of the $2.3bn uni cuts: "Schools funding formula fails arts education,"
By Paul Isbel | Friday April 19 ...
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
NSW Teachers Federation statement on cuts to university funding:
"The NSW Teachers Federation believes that the Gonski schools funding reform is long overdue and should be supported. However, cutting funding to public universities is unacceptable. We call upon the Federal Government to immediately reverse this decision.
"All levels of public education, from pre-school to tertiary, deserve additional, not less, government funding."
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.
The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has slammed reports that Opposition education spokesman Christopher Pyne has ruled out opposing the Federal government’s $2.3bn in cuts to higher ...
“Dumb cuts – dumber country.” Union appeals to University Vice Chancellors over $2.3b cuts to higher education
The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) is appealing to Australian universities not to cut staff as a result of the $900 million ‘efficiency dividend’ cuts announced on the weekend ...
“The NTEU applauds increased government investment in education and welcomes the school education reforms. However, this should not come at the cost of public investment in universities and ...
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