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TDA to lobby Senate to pass HE reforms

 Fairfax Media     |      17 August 2014

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Labor and the Greens will be shown as hypocrites if they throw low-income students undertaking higher education at vocational colleges ”into the dustbin” by denying them government support, according to TAFE Directors Australia (TDA). 392 more words

Higher Education Policy

TDA Newsletter 18 August 2014

Apprenticeships and traineeships slump

The collapse in apprentice and trainee commencements has continued, according to early estimates from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). 1,454 more words

Vocational Education & Training

Happy birthday, Mr Pyne!

14 August 2014

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As the Labor Party ramps up its  opposition to the ­Abbott government’s proposed  university funding cuts and fee deregulation, the campaign group Get Up has joined with the National Union of Students to organise a petition to education minister Christopher Pyne in the form of an e-birthday card to celebrate his 47th birthday (13 August).

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Higher Education Policy

Changes needed to reform package - UA

Universities Australia      |     6  August 2014

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Universities Australia comment on Christopher Pyne’s Press Club speech signalling he is open to negotiation on his university reform package. 473 more words

Higher Education Policy

UA position on university reforms dumps students - Parker

University of Canberra     |     6  August 2014

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University of Canberra vice-chancellor Stephen Parker has has affirmed his complete opposition to the government’s proposed university reform package and “distanced” himself from “what appears to be the negotiating position of Universities Australia” (that is, some sort of acceptance around a deal on interest rates on student loans).  826 more words

Equity

HELP is in need of help

The Conversation     |     1 August 2014

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An important issue for Australian university funding concerns the rate of interest applied to Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt. 841 more words

Equity

Pyne open to negotiation on HECS interest

Fairfax Media | 7 August 2014

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Education minister Christopher Pyne has confirmed the federal government is considering modifying its plan to apply real interest to student debts following widespread criticism, including by university vice-chancellors. 240 more words

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