No Legal Protections For Postal Survey

MARK DREYFUS QC MP

SHADOW ATTORNEY-GENERAL

SHADOW MINISTER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY

MEMBER FOR ISAACS

 

TERRI BUTLER MP

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY

MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

 

NO LEGAL PROTECTIONS FOR POSTAL SURVEY

 

Revelations that the government’s ridiculous $122 million postal survey on marriage equality will have no legal protections against voter fraud, bribery or deceptive campaign material have completely undermined its integrity before ballots are even sent out.

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Turnbull Fails Again on Marriage Equality

MARK DREYFUS QC MP

SHADOW ATTORNEY-GENERAL

SHADOW MINISTER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY

MEMBER FOR ISAACS

 

TERRI BUTLER MP

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY

MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

 

TURNBULL FAILS AGAIN ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY

 

The outcome of this evening’s coalition party room meeting is a severe disappointment to LGBTI Australians, their families, and those who love them.

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Liberals Uni Plan Slammed

THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY

 

TERRI BUTLER MP

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY

MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

 

LIBERALS’ UNI PLAN SLAMMED

 

Universities have come out in force today to oppose the Liberals unfair higher education policies.

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Higher Education Cuts Will Hurt Rockhampton

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



HIGHER EDUCATION CUTS WILL HURT ROCKHAMPTON

   

The Turnbull Government's higher education cuts of almost $4 billion will hurt Rockhampton, Terri Butler said.

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National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities

THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY

 

TERRI BUTLER MP

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY

MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

 

NATIONAL REPORT ON SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES

 

A new report released today by the Human Rights Commission says more than half of university students were sexually harassed last year.

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Turnbull Government Cross-Examination Reform Is Unfunded and Inadequate

SENATOR KATY GALLAGHER

ACTING SHADOW ATTORNEY-GENERAL

SHADOW MINISTER FOR SMALL BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES

SENATOR FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

 

TERRI BUTLER MP

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY

MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

 

TURNBULL GOVERNMENT CROSS-EXAMINATION REFORM IS UNFUNDED AND INADEQUATE

 

The Turnbull's government's exposure draft amendments for family law cross-examination reform are inadequate and appear to remain unfunded.

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Postal Plebiscite: The Idea That Won't Die

MARK DREYFUS QC MP

SHADOW ATTORNEY-GENERAL

SHADOW MINISTER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY

MEMBER FOR ISAACS

 

TERRI BUTLER MP

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY

MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

 

POSTAL PLEBISCITE: THE IDEA THAT WON’T DIE

Even after the Parliament and Australian people comprehensively said “no” to a plebiscite on marriage equality, the government is keeping the zombie idea of a postal plebiscite alive.

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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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