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  1. How much will a uni degree cost?

    Posted 27 May 2014 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU analysis (downlaod copy below) of the new funding and regulatory arrangements for higher education concludes that:

    • a minimum average increase in university tuition fees of at least 33% just to compensate for reductions in government funding and the introduction of new student funded scholarship scheme,
    • the lifting of the cap on university fees could see the tuition fees for some degrees reach or exceed $100,000 especially in degrees like medicine, law, engineering and management and commerce,
    • the introduction of interest on HELP debts is highly inequitable because students from disadvantaged backgrounds will not be in a position to pay their fees upfront,  
    • the changes to HELP are especially unfair for students who elect to take career breaks which means there is strong bias against female graduates, and     
    • the size and cost of servicing students loans will be the equivalent of a second

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  2. Don’t expect better student learning and staff working conditions by emulating the US university system

    Posted 26 May 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Education Minister Pyne claims that he wants to deregulate the Australian university system to improve innovation and quality through outright competition. While he cites the United States higher ...

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  3. May 21 NUS Protest Perth

    Posted 23 May 2014 by Amy Talbot (WA Division)

    Photos from the Perth protest, Murray St Mall, May 21.

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  4. Media Release: Students have a right to protest against unfair cuts to university funding

    Posted 20 May 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) is urging universities to not disadvantage students who participate in National Union of Students protests around the country tomorrow.

    “The NTEU ...

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  5. NTEU scholarships: Call for applications

    Posted 19 May 2014 by Helena Spyrou (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU has posted two scholarships for union members.

    Carolyn Allport Scholarship

    The Carolyn Allport Scholarship for postgraduate feminist studies by research – $5000 per year for a ...

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  6. Protest Changes to Higher Education

    Posted 16 May 2014 by Marty Braithwaite (Curtin University of Technology)

    The National Union of Students will rally in Perth in a  

    National Day of Action

    May 21
    Murray St Mall

    NTEU members are encouraged to attend the rally and to support student ...

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  7. NTEU Calls for Revision of Academic Workload Management System

    Posted 16 May 2014 by Marty Braithwaite (Curtin University of Technology)

    NTEU believes a complete revision of the Academic Workload Management System is requires after a survey of members revealed that it has proved unworkable and its implementation has been a shambles, ...

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  8. Budget 2014 - NTEU Fact Sheet

    Posted 16 May 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU has developed a fact sheet that outlines the changes to Australia’s higher education system as announced in the 2014 Federal Budget.
    The fact sheet, and further analysis of the Budget, can be found on our new website A 1st Degree Shouldn't Cost A 2nd

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  9. NTEU Agreement Launch Fri May 23, Tav

    Posted 15 May 2014 by Beth Cole (Murdoch University)

    Please join us for drinks at the Tav for the NTEU Agreement Launch.  There will be a bar tab and some nibbles.

    Drinks in the Tav (South St)

    Friday 23rd May

    4:30 onwards

    This is our ...

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    Agreement Launch poster

    • Published: 15 May, 2014