Posts tagged with higher education
The Greens and independent MP Andrew Wilkie this morning announced their support for the National Tertiary Education Union’s ‘uni cuts- dumb cuts’ campaign and declared their ...
The NTEU is urging everyone who cares about higher education to join national protests tomorrow (Tuesday 14 May), to coincide with the Federal Government bringing down its budget.
Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty backs the 14 May national protests against the latest $2.3bn university cuts. Protest actions are being organised across the country by the National Tertiary ...
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 ...
Media alert: May Day, May Day: University action for a better deal for university staff and students
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.