Tag: tertiary

  • What This Year’s Budget Means For Uni Students

    What This Year’s Budget Means For Uni Students

    By Dominic Giannini, Online Sub-Editor   Last week, the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) released their expectations for what the 2017 Federal Budget will look like for tertiary students.   With Paul Kniest of the NTEU predicting that the next budget will result in a “significant increase in fees paid by Commonwealth supported students” by…

  • Criticism of NUS Rises Over Transparency, Relevance

    Criticism of NUS Rises Over Transparency, Relevance

    Recent events have put a spotlight on the functionality and relevance of the National Union of Students, with criticism leveled at the organisation critics and members alike following the latest NUS Education Convention (EdCon). Approximately $20,000 of Arc’s annual budget goes toward paying affiliation fees to the National Union of Students (NUS).

  • How rivalry between staff unions may or may not affect your life

    In August, The Australian newspaper reported the National Tertiary Education Union’s unsuccessful appeal to Fair Work Australia against an enterprise agreement reached at the end of last year. The NTEU, the article read, was in part unhappy with the University’s unlimited fixed-term contract conditions for general staff, and felt that the other union, the Community…