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  1. 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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  2. 2014-15 Federal Budget - update 8 May latest Pyne speech

    Posted 6 May 2014 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    ADDENDUM 8 May

    Following a speech given by the Minister for Higher Education, Christopher Pyne at the Launch of the Diamond Deposition Suite at Monash University on Thursday 8 May 2014, the ...

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  3. 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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  4. Debate already shifted onto how to make students pay according to NTEU

    Posted 24 April 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

     

    The frame of debate over university funding has shifted over the past few  weeks as we head towards the Abbott Government’s first budget. Rather than continuing campaigning to ...

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  5. It’s so nice to get away for a few days – and even nicer if you are paid

    Posted 23 April 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

     

     

    I  hope that members working in universities got some personal time over the Easter break. But do spare a thought for your sessionally employed academic colleagues, who also ...

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  6. Media Release: Report of Demand Driven System Review exhibits blind faith in a market solution

    Posted 14 April 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    13 APRIL 2014

    The report of the Demand Driven Funding System Review released today seems to be having a bob each way according to the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU).  The report is ...

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  7. edXpress #12 (April 2014) out now!

    Posted 7 April 2014 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    After a few month's hiatus, NTEU's free subscription based monthly e-bulletin, edXpress is back. With news and views on what’s happening on our campuses around the country, we file on ...

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  8. Have your say in the Member Advantage 2014 Satisfaction Survey

    Posted 1 April 2014 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    Member Advantage invites you to complete the Member Advantage 2014 Satisfaction Survey and go into the draw to win one of two $250 Westfield Gift Cards.

    This survey is conducted annually to ...

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  9. Media Release: Fee hikes could lose money, NTEU warns in lead up to student protests

    Posted 25 March 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) supports the National Union of Students (NUS) National Day of Action (NDA) to be held Wednesday 26 March.

    The NDA will give voice to concerns over the ...

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  10. Academics for Refugees, Open Letter to Prime Minister Abbott

    Posted 25 March 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Dear colleagues,

    Please consider signing the Open Letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott protesting the Government’s current policy towards asylum seekers.

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