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  1. 70 per cent of Australians against higher university fees

    Posted 16 June 2014 by Matthew McGowan (NTEU National Office)

    Polling commissioned by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) shows that 70% of Australians oppose university fee increases for students and that higher education reforms are one of the most unpopular measures in the budget.

    The figures confirm that the community are angry about the broken election commitment not to alter university funding arrangements, as well as policies that would see students from poorer backgrounds locked out of quality education.

    “These are budget measures that Christopher Pyne and the Government kept secret before the election for a reason,” said Jeannie Rea, NTEU National

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  2. Report on Monash Academic Board Discussion of Budget impact on Monash University

    Posted 6 June 2014 by Lisbeth Latham (Monash University)

    On Wednesday Academic Board members were given a 30 minute presentation summarising the changes to Higher Education foreshadowed by the recent Federal Budget and the impact they would likely have on ...

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    Say no to the deregulation of Australian Higher Education

    We as staff and students of Monash University condemn in the strongest terms the proposed changes to the Australian Higher Education system as advocated by the Abbott Coalition Government in its Budget proposals. We equally condemn the complicit nature of our own University management in working with the Group of Eight Universities to support the privatisation and deregulatory agenda of the Government.

    We condemn:

    • further erosion of our Universities as vital public institutions;
    • the intolerable debt burden placed on the shoulders of students and their families as the funding of Universities shifts even further away from a Government responsibility;
    • the even greater inequity in access, and in educational and employment outcomes that will result from the changes.

    We believe the proposed changes should be rejected in their entirety and call on all opposition parties to block the proposals in the Senate.

    Further we call on Monash University senior management and Monash University Council to make public its opposition to the Budget proposals, to defend its staff and students, and to advocate for greater Government funding of public education.

     

  3. Community Announcements 5 June 2014

    Posted 5 June 2014 by Ken Norling (Vic Division)

    If you have anything you'd like included in this listing, please contact the NTEU Vic Division at knorling@vic.nteu.org.au. If you would like to receive these announcements as a weekly email, go to ...

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  4. Budget plans summarised in set of slides

    Posted 3 June 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU has produced a set of slides for members which summarise the Government's Budget plans for higher education and research.

    It is a long document that has developed since the Budget announcements as the NTEU analyses have been rolling out and we have been talking with members on campuses.

    Members are welcome to use the file to communicate about the Budget, but please attribute to NTEU. The slide set will continue to be

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  5. Monash: Help Build the June 12 Rally to Bust the Budget

    Posted 3 June 2014 by Lisbeth Latham (Monash University)

    Our Union, NTEU, has been asked to join with all Victorian unions and community organisations on June 12 to demonstrate our deep opposition to the proposed Federal Budget. That Budget sets the ...

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  6. Mid-year enrolments and the Budget

    Posted 3 June 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Mid-year university enrolment is now open. Year 12 students are about to fill out tertiary education preferences. But what fees will they be paying come 2016 and what will they have to pay in interest on a HELP loan?

    These are the questions tens of thousands of Australian families are asking. Over the weekend there were several media reports of Year 12 students expressing their concerns about the extreme rise in the cost of undertaking a university degree if the Abbott Government’s higher education Budget changes are adopted by

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  7. edXpress #14 (June 2014) out now

    Posted 2 June 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The June 2014 issue of edXpress, NTEU's free monthly e-newsletter, is out now - view it here.

    This issue is dominated by the ramifications of the Abbott Government's Federal Budget, specifically the ...

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  8. Condemnation of coup in Thailand

    Posted 2 June 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU calls for release of all academics and students detained by the military junta

     The National Tertiary Education Union condemns the latest military coup d’etat in Thailand on 22 May ...

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  9. Media Release: Pyne and Age of Inequity

    Posted 2 June 2014 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    2 JUNE 2014

     Pyne’s “Age of Inequity” for higher education

    NTEU analysis released today shows the Government’s proposed changes to higher education funding and ...

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    Fact Sheet
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    Age of Inequity

  10. Save Our Universities - Budget Forum Map

    Posted 29 May 2014 by Toby Cotton (Monash University)

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    Map for forum

    • Published: 29 May, 2014