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  1. CQU Branch Newsletter -June 2014 out now!

    Posted 29 May 2014 by Dan Coughlan (Central Queensland University)

    Some issues that have emerged over the last few months that we focus on in this newsletter are the Federal Budget 2014; the rollout of the academic workloads and the related issues on the metro ...

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    CQU Branch Newsletter -June 2014

    June 2014 Newsletter includes articles on Federal Budget 2014; Labour Day march 2014, Health and Safety report; Farewell to Jim McAllister; and much more

  2. Media Release: Cost and Debt Shifting

    Posted 29 May 2014 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    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

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. NTEU scholarships: Call for applications

    Posted 19 May 2014 by Helena Spyrou (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU has posted two scholarships for union members.

    Carolyn Allport Scholarship

    The Carolyn Allport Scholarship for postgraduate feminist studies by research – $5000 per year for a ...

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  6. Budget 2014 - NTEU Fact Sheet

    Posted 16 May 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    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

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  7. May 21 Protest against higher education cuts

    Posted 14 May 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

     
    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

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. What can higher education expect from the 2014-15 Budget?

    Posted 12 May 2014 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    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

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