Media

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

  1. Media Release: MYEFO confirms NTEU analysis: student debt to reach $100 billion in 2020

    Posted 16 December 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    The Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) has confirmed the Abbott Government is shifting debt on a grand scale, and shirking its responsibility to properly fund education, the NTEU said ...

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  2. Media Release: NTEU congratulates students on their VCE results

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

    The National Tertiary Education Union today congratulated the thousands of Victorian students who received their VCE results today and warned them not to let Tony Abbott’s unfair higher ...

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  3. Media Release: Pyne's smoke and mirrors over 'new' scholarships

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

    The Minister for Education’s announcement of ‘new’ scholarships from a ‘proposed’ Higher Education Participation Scholarships Fund is yet another education reform ...

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  4. Media Release: Amended TEQSA Bill a considerable improvement on government's original proposal

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

    The Abbott Government has passed the TEQSA Bill today with amendments that address concerns raised by the NTEU.

    The NTEU concerns were articulated in its submission to the Senate Inquiry into the ...

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  5. Media Release: $100,000 degrees still on the horizon

    Posted 3 December 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Yet again, the Abbott Government has ignored the public, university staff, students and their families in refusing to dump their unfair university changes.

    Instead, it has cobbled together a ...

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  6. Media Release: NTEU applauds defeat of higher education changes

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

    The NTEU applauds the majority of Australian senators who tonight refused to pass the Abbott Government’s radical and destructive changes to university funding that would have led to many ...

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  7. Media Release: Desperate tinkering doesn't address $100,000 degrees

    Posted 1 December 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU has today hit back at Christopher Pyne’s compromise higher education package, saying that tinkering around the edges wouldn’t address soaring fees under a deregulated system.

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  8. Media Release: NTEU exposes secret plans to sell St Albans & Melton campuses

    Posted 26 November 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU has discovered secret plans to sell the Melton and St Albans TAFE campuses.

    The secret report of the Resources Committee of Victoria University Council lays bare the plan to sell the Melton ...

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  9. Media Release: NTEU urges Senate to reject unfair university changes

    Posted 24 November 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union reiterated today that the senate should reject the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill.

    “Last minute calls from Universities Australia to ...

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  10. Media Release: NTEU launches Federal Court action against La Trobe

    Posted 20 November 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU applied to the Federal Court of Australia today for a permanent injunction that would stop forced sackings at La Trobe University.

    La Trobe University announced on 28th February 2014 that ...

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  11. Go Home On Time

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

    Today is Go Home On Time Day.

    Go Home On Time Day starts a conversation about work/life balance. One in two Australians are not spending as much time with their family as they’d like. ...

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    Go home on time

  12. Media Release: NTEU to address insecure work in Tasmania

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

    One in two university staff are employed casually or on fixed term contacts, half of teaching is done by academics employed for just a few hours a week, research staff are repeatedly reapplying for ...

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  13. Media Release: La Trobe University loses touch with the needs of the community

    Posted 17 November 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Staff at the Bendigo campus are concerned that the university is making cuts to staff, courses and subjects at the Bendigo campus because senior management is out of touch with the local community, ...

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  14. Media Release: Young Australians will be even worse off if the government uncaps university fees

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

    A report released today by the Foundation for Young Australians called Renewing Australia’s Promise shows that for the first time young Australians are unlikely to be better off than their ...

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  15. Media Release: JCU does the dirty on cleaners

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

    Cleaners made redundant by James Cook University back in May are dismayed that university management have failed to pay the additional money they are owed, despite being directed to do so by the ...

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  16. Media Release: Scholarship scheme inherently unfair

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

    Minister for Education Christopher Pyne’s claim that some students will enjoy a free university education thanks to his Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme is misleading, the NTEU said today.

    The ...

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  17. Media Release: Lacklustre support for Pyne’s Bill even in Government’s own Senate Report

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

    The Abbott Government’s own report from the Senate Committee Inquiry into the Higher Education and Research Reform in Australia (HERRA) Bill provides lackluster support, and in some cases shows ...

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  18. Media Release: Higher fees will not make Sydney University a fairer institution

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

    The NTEU today disputed the Vice Chancellor's claims that deregulation will make the University of Sydney a fairer and more open institution.

    Dr Michael Spence, Vice Chancellor of The Sydney ...

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  19. Media Release: Compromise misses the point

    Posted 24 October 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Any changes to higher education which allow universities to charge students whatever they like for a university degree must not be allowed to proceed, the NTEU said today.

    The NTEU continues to call ...

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  20. Vale Gough Whitlam: Champion of education and youth

    Posted 21 October 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union today pays tribute to Gough Whitlam, who as Prime Minister dragged Australia into a new era focused on equality and opportunity.

    Gough Whitlam had great faith ...

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