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  1. 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.

     

  2. NTEU raises dispute over BIP consultation with Uni Melb

    Posted 6 June 2014 by Rebecca Muratore (University of Melbourne)

    Yesterday's announcement by the Vice Chancellor of 540 Professional Staff job losses will rip the heart out of the University. The University is intent on cutting jobs, support for academics and ...

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  3. 540 job cuts announced at the University of Melbourne

    Posted 6 June 2014 by Rebecca Muratore (University of Melbourne)

    On Wednesday Professional Staff and Academics rallied together to show senior management that we are the heart of this university. Yesterday’s announcement by the Vice Chancellor of ...

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  4. 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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  5. Media Release: Melbourne University - pay more, get less

    Posted 3 June 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Students at the University of Melbourne are poised to pay more and get less thanks to both the university and government policy.

    In an email to staff, Melbourne University Vice Chancellor, Professor ...

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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