NTEU National Office
DUMB CUTS: DUBIOUS FACTS
The following is the NTEU Response to ALP’s Facts on university funding which is published on the ALP website at (http://www.alp.org.au/the_facts_on_university_funding...Funding Adjusted for Inflation and Student Load
Students will continue to voice their protests against the Government’s proposed $2.3 billion cuts to higher education with a rally at the University of Sydney today.
The protest comes ...
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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.
The Australian government recently announced $2.8 billion dollar cuts to the university sector to fund primary and secondary education reforms.
$48 million dollars will be stripped from Monash University. This is in addition to recent attacks by the university administration on democratic governance and the Chancellors desire to run Monash like a business. We as staff and students from Monash call on the university administration to prioritise quality education over $20 million dollar lawns and exorbitant wages for senior University executives.
For more info visit the NTEU Monash Branch homepage, Lot's Wife Facebook page and NTEU's Dumb Cuts
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
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
NSW Teachers Federation statement on cuts to university funding:
"The NSW Teachers Federation believes that the Gonski schools funding reform is long overdue and should be supported. However, cutting funding to public universities is unacceptable. We call upon the Federal Government to immediately reverse this decision.
"All levels of public education, from pre-school to tertiary, deserve additional, not less, government funding."
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.