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  1. Watch the Dumb Cuts video: "Dear Prime Minister..."

    Posted 3 May 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU members and university staff send a message to the Prime Minister to oppose the Federal Government's $4b cuts to the higher education sector.

    More info at dumbcuts.org.au

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    Dear Prime Minister

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  2. NTEU calls for nationwide protest on 14 May over university funding cuts

    Posted 3 May 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU calls for nationwide protest on 14 May over university funding cuts

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) will hold national protests in capital cities and regional areas over higher ...

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  3. Happy May Day—join us on Sunday to highlight union achievements and protest cuts to university funding

    Posted 1 May 2013 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    Happy May Day to all NTEU members! May Day is a celebration of the achievements and continuing struggles of the Union movement. On this day, and in the days following, Unionists from all sectors will come together to show solidarity with each other and the campaigns we’re involved in.

    For the NTEU, this means working with other unionists to highlight our Uni Cuts, Dumb Cuts campaign.

    As you know, NTEU is campaigning vigorously against cuts to university funding announced by the federal government. Today, full-page advertisements have appeared in major newspapers signed by over 1000 university professors and associate professors supporting our campaign.

    In NSW, NTEU has been working with the broader movement to revitalise May Day and emphasise the important role unions play in the community. It has also been a fantastic opportunity for us to discuss university funding with our colleagues from other unions.

    We’d like to invite all NTEU members to join us at the Sydney May Day rally on Sunday.

    We’ll be meeting at the top of Martin Place, under the NTEU flags, at 11.15. At 11.30 we will join everyone outside Parliament House, and take part in the March at 12 noon.

    This is an opportunity to have a fun day in the city with your family, support the NTEU funding cuts campaign, and show solidarity with other unions whose support we will need in the coming period.

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  4. Media alert: May Day, May Day: University action for a better deal for university staff and students

    Posted 30 April 2013 by Carmel Shute (NTEU National Office)

    University staff across NSW are taking action on May 1 – the traditional day of workers’ action and solidarity – in support of their claims for a better deal for university staff ...

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  5. University cuts are real cuts with real consequences, says Union

    Posted 26 April 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    An analysis of the cuts to university funding released by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) today challenges the Prime Minister’s characterisation of these cuts as being nothing more ...

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    Fact Sheet
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    Uni Cuts Real Cuts

  6. ArtsHub: Schools funding formula fails arts education

    Posted 22 April 2013 by Carmel Shute (NTEU National Office)

    Catch up with ArtsHub article from 19 April on the effects of the $2.3bn uni cuts: "Schools funding formula fails arts education,"

    By Paul Isbel | Friday April 19 ...

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  7. NTEU Dumb Cuts leaflet

    Posted 22 April 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU has produced a leaflet explaining the Federal Government's cuts to higher education funding.

    Please feel free to distribute around your workplace and amongst your friends and families.

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    Bulletin Or Leaflet
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    Uni Cuts, Dumb Cuts (A4 general flyer)

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  8. Union questions Federal Government figures on university cuts

    Posted 18 April 2013 by Carmel Shute (NTEU National Office)

    Research by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has questioned key claims about the $2.3bn university cuts made by Craig Emerson, the Minister for Education, Skills, Science and Research, in an email forwarded to all Monash University staff and students on Wednesday. An almost identical letter was emailed to the

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  9. WA university staff and students protest over $2.3bn cuts to university funding

    Posted 18 April 2013 by Carmel Shute (NTEU National Office)

    ABC News report about today’s protests in Perth over the Federal Government’s $2.3bn cuts to university funding.

    Members of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and students staged protests this morning at Curtin University, Murdoch University, the University of Western Australia and Edith Cowan University.

    NTEU Division President Gabe Gooding told the ABC that the cuts were particularly bad for Western Australia because of the decision many years ago to move the school starting age forward by six months. This will start to be felt in 2015 with half as many school leavers as usual available to enrol at

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  10. Uni Staff Have Nothing Else To Give

    Posted 17 April 2013 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    This article was originally published on the New Matilda web site: http://newmatilda.com/2013/04/16/uni-staff-have-nothing-else-give

     

    Improvements to funding and equity for primary and secondary school education are essential. These should not be achieved by slashing the resources available for a quality university education.

    After the Government stripped $1 billion out of universities in the mid-year economic statement, the first major statement of the new Higher Education Minister Craig Emerson was to make a further $2.3 billion cuts to the sector. Around $1.3 billion of this will be borne by students – with the rest to come from an “efficiency dividend” of 2 per cent on payments to universities.

    Let us be very clear: this $900 million reduction is not an “efficiency dividend”. The federal government is not our shareholder and our institutions do not have profits to distribute to them or anyone else. This change is a cut to university core funding.

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