Terri Butler MP, Labor for Griffith

Tasmanians To Lose From Turnbull Government's Uni Cuts

TERRI BUTLER MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY
MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

 

TASMANIANS TO LOSE FROM TURNBULL GOVERNMENT’S UNI CUTS

 

Tasmanians stand to lose from the Turnbull government's cuts to university funding and student fee hikes, Shadow Assistant Minister for Universities Terri Butler said.

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Turnbull Government Absent from Domestic Violence Leave Debate

BRENDAN O’CONNOR MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS
MEMBER FOR GORTON 

TERRI BUTLER MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE
MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH 

TURNBULL GOVERNMENT ABSENT FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE DEBATE

 The Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision, which acknowledges that domestic violence leave should be considered a workplace right, exposes the Turnbull Government's failure to provide a workplace response to the issue.

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Higher Education And Lower Income Earners Should Not Be Mutually Exclusive

My piece on Huffington Post today:

 

What we want and need from higher education is changing. Cuts, fee hikes and payment threshold reductions put quality and participation at risk.

There are deliberate and direct offerings that complement or replace university learning, depending on your perspective. 58 million people worldwide have signed up to free online courses offered by universities or entities that seek to disrupt them.

More than five years since Stanford started offering some of its courses online for free, providers have become increasingly sophisticated and now offer certification.

Australian universities are also looking at alternatives to the full completion of a degree. It's not just about their lobbying to be able to offer sub-bachelor degrees within the HECS-HELP system. Some are considering offering, and some have started to offer, students the option of taking three or so undergraduate subjects to receive certificates, rather than graduate with a full qualification.

It is unsurprising that there is demand for more flexible ways of obtaining university-level skills and content knowledge.

As our working lives grow longer and more diverse, not to mention more precarious, there is an imperative to balance our ongoing learning with the demands of paid employment and unpaid obligations.

We need to be able to study, and we need to be able to do so around putting the kids to bed and spending often unpredictable amounts of time at work.

Hiking up fees will make it harder for people to afford higher education, with knock-on effects on how they live while they carry the debt, lasting many, many years.

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Becoming a Local Drug Action Team


2017/18 Sporting Champions

The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championships.

Round 1 for 2017/2018 closes 30 June 2017

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The Palaszczuk Government are going it alone and building the Cross River Rail

 

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Only the Palaszczuk Government will stand up for jobs in Queensland

 

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Mark Colvin Motion

 

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Medicare Guarantee Bill


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You can't just talk about jobs and growth

 

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