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OCTOBER 16: National Day of Action Against the Government's Attacks on Higher Education!

Under Pyne and Abbott's proposed higher education 'reforms', Australia is staring down the barrel of privatised higher education system that can only be accessed by the privileged few. Join in on the action closest to you to fight for a fair, accessible, public higher education system! Say no to a US-model system, $100 000 degrees and a lifetime of debt!

 

Melbourne

Rally at State Library, 4pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/323757717824607/

Contact person:

Sarah Garnham - 0423 742 453,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sydney

Rally at Fisher Library, Sydney Uni, 1pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/787736151278786/

Contact person:

Ridah Hassan - 0402 667 707,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Wollongong

Rally at Duck Pond Lawn, University of Wollongong, 1pm
Contact person:

Peter Munford – 0421 027 344

Adelaide

Rally at Barr Smith Lawns, Adelaide Uni, 3pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/1573329979562601

Contact person:

Sophie Wyk - 0411 838 517, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Perth

Rally and concert (Gold Fields playing), Pine Trees, Curtin Uni, 1pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/1466636793611074/

Contact person:

Miranda Wood - 0424 613 941, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

National Day of Action: August 20!

Students have been taking a strong stand against this budget, and in particular, the toxic changes to higher education. Our protests have been massive and have received national media attention. As a result of NUS' protests and consistent campaign against the governments horror budget, along with the efforts of other peak groups like the NTEU, CAPA and CISA, Labor, the Greens and Clive Palmer have pledged their opposition to the higher education changes.

But students need to keep up the pressure.

The Abbott government's budget includes:

- uncapping university fees, leading to inevitable skyrocketing fee increases
- dropping the threshold at which graduates have to pay back their HECS debt
- savage changes to Newstart and Youth Allowance

- cutting government funding to university courses by average of 20%

- massive increases to interest on HECS debt for students past, present and future

and plenty more.

The government has made it clear they do not value the importance of a quality, accessible higher education system to Australia. Their budget measures will create an education system and a climate for young people akin to the US. It will create a system where education is inaccessible for all but the privileged, and leave those most disadvantaged starved of the opportunity to access higher education.

Come out to the demonstration in your major capital city on August 20 to tell the government: hands off our education!

Melbourne:
https://www.facebook.com/ events/1394308907456291/

Sydney:
https://www.facebook.com/ events/528094187295406/

Newcastle:
https://www.facebook.com/events/333397990147411/

Brisbane:
https://www.facebook.com/events/704981062896789/

Perth:
https://www.facebook.com/events/555037107937992/

Adelaide:
https://www.facebook.com/events/661908847235799/

Canberra:
https://www.facebook.com/events/600439846738697

 

For more information, contact National Education Officer Sarah Garnham at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or on 0423 742 453.

 


 
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