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Lee Rhiannon calls on the University of Wollongong to restore student democracy

Lee Rhiannon calls on the University of Wollongong to restore student democracy

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon has condemned the decision of senior management at the University of Wollongong to replace a democratically elected student president and is calling on Vice-Chancellor Paul Wellings to restore student democracy after the overturning of results of the recent Wollongong Undergraduate Students’ Association (WUSA) election.

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Adjournment Speech: TAFE Cuts in New England

Lee Rhiannon 28 Nov 2017

On Monday 27th of November, 2017, Lee gave the following speech in the Senate.

I'm very pleased to be following my colleague Senator Andrew Bartlett, and I congratulate the Queensland Greens on their amazing and fantastic outcome due to all the hard work and strategic planning that's gone on for well over a year. I had the pleasure of joining them for a short time on the campaign trial and I warmly congratulate them.

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Turnbull's school funding plan will hit NSW schools hard

Lee Rhiannon 6 Jun 2017
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Greens congratulate UOW community campaign for funding boost

Lee Rhiannon 19 Apr 2013

Greens higher education spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon has congratulated the University of Wollongong for its community campaign to convince the Labor government to increase public funding for the university.

"With the University of Wollongong set to lose about $200 per student next year this campaign is urgently needed," Senator Rhiannon said.

"UOW Vice Chancellor Paul Wellings and Universities Australia in reaching out to the community are mobilising a powerful message for higher education funding to be increased.

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Labor following Coalition policy with cuts to higher education

Lee Rhiannon 14 Apr 2013

The Labor government's latest raid on the higher education budget, this time to the tune of $2.3 billion, further undermines the quality of Australia's education system and is a setback for national productivity, Greens higher education spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said today.

"To steal from the higher education budget to pay for the schools budget is ludicrous and will be remembered as one of the most disastrous policies of this federal government," Senator Rhiannon said.

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