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NUS – National Education Conference

This July the National Union of Students (NUS) will be hosting their annual education conference. NUS is the peak representative body for undergraduate students in Australia. NUS works to protect the rights of students across Australia, organises national campaigns on issues affecting
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The budget announced cuts of $10 million over a 4 year period from Indigenous languages, one of the 150 program’s to be cut.

Well last week’s budget was sickening to watch, whilst many of the announcements were anticipated it was still incredibly disheartening. A sector that hasn’t been constantly on the news about cuts and changes, yet has still suffered a drastic blow in the 2014 budget is Indigenous Aust
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What is the Student Services and Amenities Fee and Why do we need to fight to keep it? On the 1st of July 2006, Australia saw the rollout of Voluntary Student Unionism (VSU), consequently ending compulsory student unionism and ending valuable student services. On the 11th of October 2
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Jen Light is not happy about Tony Abbott’s plans for Highter Education

The long awaited Abbott Government’s Commission of Audit was released on the 22nd of April. The Commission was established by the Government as an independent body to review and report on the performance, functions and efficiency of the Commonwealth government – in essence it was a to
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It’s the beginning of the end…Abbott and Pyne are ready to cut and make you pay!!!!

It is nearly the end of the financial year that means the release of the Federal budget, as well as the change over of the Federal senate. There is much to be scared about in relation to higher education. Two areas that would dramatically alter the accessibility to Universities, as we
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Presidents Report: The growth of the Palmer United Party

The growth of the Palmer United Party The projections of the WA senate election on Saturday demonstrate a swing towards the Greens, and Palmer United Party with 6.7, and 7 per cent respectively. While the majority parties received a swing against them, a 5.6 per cent swing against Lab
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Knights & Dames ?? What about a quality education system!

Here Ye Here Ye, the phrase that captured a nation this week as Senator Sam Dastyari pointed out the ridiculousness of our dear Prime Minister’s announcement of reintroducing the honor of Knights and Dames of the Order of Australia. Now I know that Tony Abbott has his loved views of t
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Support the National Day of Action against education cuts.

Wednesday March 26 is the National Day of Action against Abbott and Pyne’s cuts to higher education. Minister for Education Christopher Pyne has introduced a bill in Parliament to cut $900 million from higher education and another bill to cut student start-up scholarships. With the se
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The Dangerous Road to Uni Fee Deregulation

In mid January the Group of Eight (a collection of Australia’s supposed top eight universities, of which Sydney University is) made a submission to the Federal Government’s review of the demand driven funding of Higher Education. The submission called for the first step in the ever-pr
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Jen Light wants you to know about International Women’s Day.

Last Saturday marked International women’s day, with the annual international women’s day march. It therefore seems an appropriate time to reflect on how far the equality movement has, or hasn’t come. It’s 2014, It’s been 111 years since Emmeline Pankhurst founded a new organisation,
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