Federation University Australia
NTEU Media Release
NTEU analysis released today shows that the Abbott Government is shifting debt and costs away from the government and onto students.
Crucially, it shows that the level of debt students will owe the government will exceed the Australian government’s net debt sometime in the early 2020s as a result of their higher education changes.
NTEU National President, Jeannie Rea said this was cost shifting on a grand
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The NTEU has developed a fact sheet that outlines the changes to Australia’s higher education system as announced in the 2014 Federal Budget.
The fact sheet, and further analysis of the Budget, can be found on our new website A 1st Degree Shouldn't Cost A 2nd
Protests against the changes to higher education in this year's budget will be held around Australia on Wednesday, 21st of May. Times vary according to city and can be seen in the image above.
The NTEU has encouraged members not to penalise students who are attending the protests.For more information, contact our
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 ...
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