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  1. Media Release: Budget: Road to ruin for public higher education

    Posted 13 May 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Tonight’s budget has seen Tony Abbott succeed in his quest to be known as an ‘infrastructure prime minister’.

    He and Christopher Pyne have paved a road to ruin for our public ...

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  2. Media Release: Budget will pave road to ruin for public higher education

    Posted 13 May 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Tomorrow’s Budget will see Tony Abbott achieve in his quest to be known as an ‘infrastructure Prime Minister”.

    Christopher Pyne and Tony Abbott will be paving a road to ruin for ...

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. NTEU feedback on proposed USQ Academic Workload Allocation Model

    Posted 6 May 2014 by Cathy Grant (University of Southern Queensland)

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    Submission
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    Proposed USQ Academic Workload Allocation Model - NTEU feedback

    The USQ Branch of the NTEU has provided feedback on the proposed new Academic Workload Allocation Model.

  6. 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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  7. NTEU EB Update

    Posted 25 April 2014 by Cathy Grant (University of Southern Queensland)

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    Bulletin Or Leaflet
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    NTEU USQ EB Update No.17

    • Published: 25 Apr, 2014
    • Tags: USQ, EB6

    The latest NTEU update on EB negotiations at USQ

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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