Restore funding to our universities & students

On Saturday 13 April 2013, the then Minister for Tertiary Education, Dr Craig Emerson, announced $2.3b in budget savings from the higher education sector to help fund the implementation of the Government’s reforms to school education.

Responding to the announcement, NTEU National President, Jeannie Rea said, “The NTEU applauds increased government investment in education and welcomes the school education reforms. However, this should not come at the cost of public investment in universities and support for higher education students.”

Update (3 Dec 2013): Labor shows strong support for universities and their students

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 students.  

“The higher education sector will be extremely pleased that Labor will not support changes to the higher education and social security legislation which would result in universities losing on average $600 per student in government funding and the abolition of student start-up scholarships which would result in our most disadvantaged students losing $2,050 per year,” Jeannie Rea, NTEU National President said today.    Read more...


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