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Greens release modelling and launch campaign to stop Abbott slashing university funding

Lee Rhiannon 26 Nov 2013

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26 November 2013

Greens release modelling and launch campaign to stop Abbott slashing university funding

The Australian Greens today launched their new campaign to block the Coalition’s bills to rip $2.3 billion out of the higher education budget.

The bills to amend the Higher Education Support Act and Social Services Act are expected to be debated in parliament next week. If Labor votes with the Greens in the Senate against these cuts they will not become law.

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Greens: Labor should block Coalition’s $2.3 billion cuts to higher education

Adam Bandt 21 Nov 2013

The Greens are calling on Labor to vote with them to block the Coalition’s Bills to amend to Higher Education Support Act and Social Services Act that implement the $2.3 billion cuts to the higher education budget.

Greens spokesperson for higher education Senator Lee Rhiannon said: “The Greens campaigned strongly against these cuts during the federal election, and we will continue to stand alongside staff, students and the community by opposing them in the House and in the Senate.

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Greens Senator Rhiannon speaks at National Day of Action

Lee Rhiannon 20 Aug 2013

WHAT: Australian Greens higher education spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon will join academics and students at the National Day of Action picket line.

WHERE: Start at Sydney University gates on City Road (cnr Eastern Avenue) at 12pm.  Senator Rhiannon will join the protest march to the UTS picket line. Speeches at UTS will begin at 1pm.

WHEN: From 12pm TODAY 20 August 2013

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UNSW cuts to academic staff another cowboy tactic

Lee Rhiannon 30 Jul 2013

The Australian Greens say the UNSW management’s plan to slash 35 jobs (10 per cent of the workforce) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is self-inflicted and will have a real, negative impact on the quality of education within the faculty.

Greens spokesperson for higher education Senator Lee Rhiannon  said: “Vice-Chancellor Hilmer’s cowboy approach to the sector, demonstrated by his announcement to implement a minimum ATAR entry score of 80 is bad policy and is leading to bad outcomes.

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No benefits for students in UNSW Vice-Chancellor’s posturing on entrance scores

Lee Rhiannon 19 Jul 2013

Vice Chancellor Fred Hilmer’s announcement of a minimum entrance score for all courses at the University of NSW is a distraction from the real issue impacting education equality, which is a lack of funding for universities and student support, Greens higher education spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said. (The Australian http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/university-of-nsw-cuts-...)

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