Media

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

  1. 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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  2. 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

  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Media Release: Melbourne University - pay more, get less

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

    Students at the University of Melbourne are poised to pay more and get less thanks to both the university and government policy.

    In an email to staff, Melbourne University Vice Chancellor, Professor ...

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  7. Pyne’s “Age of Inequity” for higher education

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

    NTEU analysis released today (download available below) shows the Government’s proposed changes to higher education funding and regulation are fundamentally unfair and will impact most heavily on disadvantaged students and universities with large numbers of disadvantaged students.

    “Christopher Pyne’s time as the Minister for Education may well become to be known as the Age of Inequity,” said Jeannie Rea, NTEU National President.

    The Union’s analysis of the Budget’s higher education equity measures shows that disadvantaged students will be hit hardest by the policy changes which include increased fees, higher levels of debt and cuts to start-up and relocation

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  8. Media Release: Full day ‘Sport Strike’ at La Trobe Melbourne (Navitas)

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

    Staff at La Trobe Melbourne (Navitas) will strike again today in response to management’s unwillingness to negotiate fairly with staff.

    Last week, staff participated in protected industrial ...

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  9. Media Release: $100,000 degrees and loan repayments into your future

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

    NTEU research released today shows the impact increased university fees will have on students.

    The research also includes predictions of how far fees will rise under the new arrangements as ...

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Media Release: Who will give them the bad news?

    Posted 8 May 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU has created a video to highlight the Government’s plans to increase student fees in the upcoming budget.

    This is despite Christopher Pyne saying on the 26 August, 2012 that the ...

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  14. Media Release: Christopher Pyne Breaks Promise

    Posted 8 May 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Christopher Pyne will this week break a key promise of the Abbott Government that they would not increase university fees.

    According to media reports, Minister Pyne will use a speech at Monash ...

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  15. Media Release: Universities Australia Ignores Evidence in Changing Stance on Competition with Private Providers

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

    The NTEU is gravely disappointed that Universities Australia (UA) has ignored clear evidence of policy failure in the opening up of Commonwealth funding to all higher education providers.

    This ...

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  16. Media Release: Commission of Audit Analysis Could Cost Government More

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

    The NTEU says that the Commission of Audit’s (CoA) higher education recommendations are fundamentally flawed because the analysis of higher education expenditure on which they are based is ...

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  17. 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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  18. $100,000 University Degrees Not Too Far Away

    Posted 30 April 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU says that if the Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne, caves into the demands of Group of Eight and some other university Vice-Chancellors and lifts the existing caps on fees charged to ...

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  19. Students will bear the cost of Pyne’s subsidy to private providers

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

    The National Tertiary Education Union says that Australian university students and their families will be expected to pay the price for the Government’s ideologically driven desire to change ...

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  20. Media Release: Jobs must be protected in TAFE merger

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

    Today’s announced merger of Advance TAFE and GippsTAFE could have an impact on local jobs and communities, the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has warned.

    The decision to merge the ...

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