Tag Archives: Christopher Pyne

Increased fees on the horizon as students hijack Q&A

Students from university campuses across Sydney temporarily shut down live broadcasting of ABC’s Q&A last night, while protesting Education Minister Christopher Pyne’s proposal to deregulate university fees, among a raft of recommendations aimed at creating a US-style college system in Australia. Benjamin Hammond, member of the NSW Education Action Network …

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Why it’s still worth giving a Gonski

When the federal government was voted in mid-last year, many students and schools remained hopeful that the Review of Funding for Schooling (aka the “Gonski”) agreements made under Labor were going to be implemented.  Before the election, Liberal Education Minister Christopher Pyne promised that “you can vote Liberal or Labor …

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Students to rally against looming cuts

“Abbott & Pyne, hands off our education!” is the rallying cry to be heard around the nation this coming Wednesday, the 26th of March, as students and university staff come together to protest the Federal government’s proposed cuts of an estimated $2.3 billion to the tertiary sector. UNSW students will …

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University Students in Coalition Razor Gang Sights

An incoming Abbott Government would consider raising student fees by up to 25%, according to reports in The Sunday Telegraph. The opposition would considering reintroducing a cap on the number of university places to save $2.6 billion, a move the Government says reflects the Coalition’s “born to rule mentality.”

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