Media

A listing of blogged media releases from all NTEU sites (National, Division and Branches).

  1. Media Release: University staff call on Parliament to reject the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill tabled today

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

    The Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne, has today introduced legislation that if passed would see the most radical changes to the way Australian higher education is regulated and funded in over ...

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  2. Amanda Rishworth: Women will pay a higher price for the Government's higher education cuts

    Posted 27 August 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    While Federal Government changes to our Higher Education System will deter some from going to university, for others the greatest impact will be the significant increase in student debt.

    The ...

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  3. Media Release: Abbott must drop higher education policies to prove he cares about children’s futures

    Posted 25 August 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Tony Abbott’s concern for children being saddled “with debts that rob them of their futures” is little more than empty rhetoric unless his higher education policies are dumped in ...

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  4. NTEU Release: UTS staff to go on strike

    Posted 19 August 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Less than a month after the arrival of new Vice-Chancellor, Attila Brungs, academic staff at UTS are embarking on a 24-hour strike.  

    The strike will begin at 8am, this Wednesday 20 August. ...

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  5. Media Release: NTEU supports students National Day of Action

    Posted 19 August 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has urged its members not to penalise students missing classes to participate in the National Union of Students (NUS) protests around the country this ...

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  6. Media Release: Improved ranking shows job cuts unnecessary

    Posted 15 August 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Melbourne University’s ranking in the top 50 universities in the world has left the NTEU questioning again the University's decision to cut 500 jobs.

    The University has reallocated $70 million ...

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  7. La Trobe University pushes ahead with job cuts despite widespread opposition. Courses to be closed.

    Posted 15 August 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    LTU management yesterday announced that the University would proceed with its plans to cut 350 jobs at La Trobe.  This is despite overwhelming opposition from staff, students and the ...

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  8. Media Release: NTEU welcomes ALP campaign

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

    NTEU National President, Jeannie Rea today welcomed the ALP’s campaign against Tony Abbott’s unfair university changes.

    Rea joined concerned staff and students at Melbourne University ...

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  9. Media Release: La Trobe University staff and students rally against job cuts

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

    La Trobe University staff and students rallied today in a continuing campaign against 350 job cuts at La Trobe.  Hundreds of staff and students gathered in the Agora to voice their opposition, ...

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  10. Media Release: Union claims little for women to celebrate in this year’s ‘Bluestocking Week’

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

    Women at Australian universities will be further disadvantaged by the Government’s higher education changes according to the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU).

    The comments come in the ...

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  11. Media Release: Can hungry people go on hunger strike

    Posted 7 August 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Members of the NTEU and other Victorian unions will be holding a solidarity rally with striking Bangladeshi garment workers on Friday 8 August at 12:30pm outside SBS TV in Federation Square.

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  12. Media Release: Higher education: the alternative

    Posted 6 August 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Contrary to claims from Universities Australia and Christopher Pyne, there is an alternative to the sweeping and unfair changes to higher education proposed by the Abbott Government: better funding.

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  13. Media Release: Budget cuts of over $1.5b per year give universities no choice

    Posted 5 August 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    The impact of the Federal Budget’s 20% per student funding cut leaves universities with a massive funding black hole amounting to more than $1.5 billion a year from 2019 onwards, argues the ...

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  14. Media Release: La Trobe University refuses to hear staff on savage job cuts

    Posted 3 August 2014 by Michael Evans (NTEU National Office)

    The La Trobe University Chancellor has refused to allow the NTEU to speak to a petition from staff and students against 350 job cuts at La Trobe.  
     
    The NTEU had made a formal approach to ...

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  15. Media Release: University of Sydney library sheds workers, cuts services

    Posted 31 July 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    The University of Sydney is in the midst of a major cutback to campus library services, with plans to remove collections from four libraries: Medical, Dentistry, Badham and Camden, restrictions on ...

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  16. Media Release - Freedom of Speech

    Posted 30 July 2014 by Clare Danaher (La Trobe University)

    24 JULY 2014

     

    Freedom of speech stifled at La Trobe University?

     

    La Trobe University has misquoted its own social media policy after a forum discussing job cuts at the University went ...

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  17. 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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    Fact Sheet
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    UMR Polling_All Seats_14Jul2014

    • Published: 14 Jul, 2014

  18. Media Release: Pyne’s new Commonwealth Scholarships scheme is inequitable and unworkable

    Posted 25 June 2014 by Michael Evans (NTEU National Office)

    National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) analysis (attached) shows that the proposed new Commonwealth Scholarship scheme for higher education students introduced as part of the 2014-15 Federal Budget ...

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  19. 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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  20. 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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