NATIONAL PROTEST AGAINST $2.3 BIL FUNDING CUTS - MAY 14 - TAKE ACTION!
On Saturday 13 April, Craig Emerson, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Training announced funding cuts of $900 million dollars in university funding through the introduction of a two year 'efficiency dividend'.
At the same time, students from 2014 would be required to repay government Start-Up Scholarships. For scholarship students, this means up to 37% more debt and more than a decade of student loan repayments once they finish their studies.
Come together on your campus and in your capital city on May 14 to send a clear message to the Federal Government that we will fight funding cuts.
ACTIONS CONFIRMED (all times are local):
Sydney: 11am, UTS Alumni Green; 12:30pm, Victoria Park, cnr City & Parramatta Rds
Armidale: 12pm - 2pm, Q&A, E 07 Education RM133, University of New England.
Newcastle: 12pm, Derkenne Courtyard, Shortland Building, Callaghan
Melbourne: 2pm, State Library, march to Federation Square
Brisbane: 12pm event at UQ, 2pm rally in Queens Square and 5pm, Brisbane Square, top of Brisbane Mall, opposite Treasury Casino
Townsville and Cairns: 12pm lunchtime forum at main CQU campus
Adelaide: 12-1pm,Ligertwood Plaza, University of Adelaide
Canberra: 12.30pm, ANU Union Court
Hobart: 12:45 pm, University of Tasmania (Sandy Bay Campus)
Launceston: 12pm, rally and BBQ outside cafeteria, UTAS Launceston campus
Perth: 12pm - Murdoch, Bush Court, South Street campus; 1pm Curtin Stadium Gym, Bentley campus & 2pm UWA Oak Lawn, Crawley campus.