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Posts tagged with university funding

  1. Media Release: Grattan Institute Proposal helps Government but not Students

    Posted 29 March 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    University graduates facing an uncertain job market are unfairly targeted by the Grattan Institute’s latest report recommending lowering the HELP repayment threshold, according to the National ...

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  2. Media Release: Labor shows strong support for universities and their students

    Posted 3 December 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) congratulates the Labor Opposition on its decision today to oppose Christopher Pyne’s damaging funding cuts to Australian universities and their ...

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  3. ACTU, CFMEU send messages of support for national protest

    Posted 14 May 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The following messages of support for the NTEU national protest today were received from ACTU President Ged Kearney and Andrew Vickers, General Secretary of the CFMEU Mining and Energy Division:


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  4. Professors call on PM to reverse university cuts

    Posted 1 May 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Click here for the text of the open letter and the full details of the signatories.

    A thousand Australian university professors and associate professors are calling on the Prime Minister to reverse ...

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  5. Teachers Federation statement on cuts to university funding

    Posted 17 April 2013 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    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."

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  6. Uni Staff Have Nothing Else To Give

    Posted 17 April 2013 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    This article was originally published on the New Matilda web site: http://newmatilda.com/2013/04/16/uni-staff-have-nothing-else-give


    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.

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  7. NUS protests against Govt's proposed funding cuts, National Day of Action tomorrow

    Posted 16 April 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The National Union of Students will be organising against the Government’s proposed $2.3 billion cuts to higher education, beginning with a National Day of Action tomorrow (Wed 17 April).


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  8. Creativity under “short-sighted assault” in Australia - David Williamson

    Posted 16 November 2012 by Michael Evans (NTEU National Office)

    Playwright David Williamson said last night that creativity, the single most important driver of both economic growth and a rich and interesting life, was under short-sighted assault by both sides of ...

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  9. Media Release: $1b MYEFO Cuts to University Funding are Short-Sighted

    Posted 22 October 2012 by Michael Evans (NTEU National Office)

    The more than $1billion in cuts to university funding and student income support measures announced today by Treasurer Wayne Swan as part of the 2012 Mid Year Economic and Financial Outlook (MYEFO) ...

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  10. Grattan Institute university fee proposal no “winner” for Australia’s economic future

    Posted 7 August 2012 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU today labelled the university funding proposal by the Grattan Institute’s latest report, “Graduate Winners” as seriously flawed and potentially damaging to Australia’s ...

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