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Coalition's university cuts start biting - La Trobe to sack 15% of its workforce

Lee Rhiannon 24 Jun 2014

Australian Greens spokesperson for higher education Senator Lee Rhiannon has called on Education Minister Christopher Pyne to scrap his plans to deregulate the university sector following announcements of huge staff and course cuts at La Trobe University.

"Funding cuts under both Labor and Coalition governments have bled universities dry," Senator Rhiannon said.

"The $65 million cuts announced at La Trobe will see 350 staff fired and the existing five faculties merged into two colleges.

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Pyne should release his modelling on University cuts

Lee Rhiannon 5 Jun 2014

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5 June 2014

 

The  Australian Greens spokesperson for higher education Senator Lee Rhiannon has called on the Minister for Education Christopher Pyne to release his Department’s modelling on the impact of the government’s $5 billion university cuts.

“In Senate estimates today Education Department officials confirmed they had undertaken modelling for the Minister but it hasn’t been publicly released,” Senator Rhiannon said.

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