Lifesaving helpline for women to be cut

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

GRAHAM PERRETT MP

MEMBER FOR MORETON

 

LIFESAVING HELPLINE FOR QUEENSLAND WOMEN TO BE CUT 

In just over a week, Queensland’s only state-wide Domestic Violence Legal Helpline will be forced to cut its services.

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CUTS TO UNIVERSITY FUNDING RAISING SERIOUS CONCERN IN SYDNEY

Like other Australian Universities, University of Sydney is very concerned about the Turnbull Government’s cuts to university funding, representatives of the university confirmed in a meeting with Terri Butler today.

“I met with representatives of the university today to hear their response to the Government’s higher education changes,” Terri Butler said.

“The university is doing amazing things and I was pleased to see the world class facilities at the Charles Perkins Centre and the Sydney Nanoscience Hub.

“These facilities were made possible, in part, by contributions from the Education Infrastructure Fund.

“Regrettably the Turnbull Government froze this fund in 2015, and is moving to transfer the money out of it altogether.

“That has meant closing down access to $3.7 billion that could have been used for education infrastructure in the interests of education in this country.

"Now, universities are feeling the consequences of the Turnbull Government’s cuts, last year, to the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP).

"They are also preparing for much greater cuts to funding to come under the Turnbull Government’s current plan.

"The Turnbull Government is seeking to impose almost $4 billion cuts in funding to universities, increase student fees, and reduce the repayment threshold for HELP, among other measures.

"The government is also seeking to make 7.5% of universities' base funding contingent on yet to be specified performance measures.

“Universities across the length and breadth of this country are raising serious concerns with me about the ramifications of these cuts. 

“University of Sydney is rightly seeking to advocate against these cuts to higher education,” Terri Butler said. 


Eight Months After the Fanfare, Where's the Money, Minister Porter?

TERRI BUTLER MP

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY

MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

 

EIGHT MONTHS AFTER THE FANFARE, WHERES THE MONEY, MINISTER PORTER?

 

Minister Porter has confirmed that after almost eight months, none of the $20 million the Turnbull government allocated for family violence prevention and early intervention programs has been spent.

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Turnbull's Uni Funding Cuts Will Hit Jobs and Growth

TERRI BUTLER MP

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY

MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

 

TURNBULL’S UNI FUNDING CUTS WILL HIT JOBS AND GROWTH

 

The Prime Minister’s $3.8 billion dollars in cuts to universities over four years will have serious impacts on one of South Australia’s biggest employers, public universities.

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Keenan Admits: No Funding for Cross-Examination Reform

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

 

KEENAN ADMITS: NO FUNDING FOR CROSS-EXAMINATION REFORM

Last night during Consideration in Detail in the Federation Chamber, Shadow Justice Minister Michael Keenan was asked a simple question: where is the funding for the government’s plans to prevent family violence victims from being cross-examined by their abusers in court?

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University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor is Right to Condemn Contempt for Women

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

UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY VICE-CHANCELLOR IS RIGHT TO CONDEMN CONTEMPT FOR WOMEN

Labor commends the University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor, Michael Spence, for his leadership in response to material on Facebook, originating from residents at St Paul’s College, displaying contempt for women.

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Malcolm Turnbull's Uni Funding Cuts Will Hit Regional Universities

Malcolm Turnbull’s cuts to universities, of $3.8 billion over four years, will hit regional universities hard.

“Today I met with the Vice-Chancellor of Charles Sturt University (CSU), Professor Andrew Vann, to discuss  the impact of the budget cuts and the Vice-Chancellor’s public comments, made yesterday,” Terri Butler said.

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IDAHOBIT - What Have We Achieved?

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) is an important day to draw attention to the discrimination and violence that many LGBTI people still face.

 

It is also an opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved to promote equality and inclusiveness.

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Southside schools worse off under Malcolm Turnbull's $22 billion cut

Federal Member for Griffith Terri Butler says Southside schools will be worse off under Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberals schools policy which rips $22 billion out of schools.

“It shows just how out of touch Malcolm Turnbull is that he’s ripping $22 billion from schools to pay for his $50 billion big business tax cut,” Ms Butler said.

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Southside students face university fee increase

Federal Member for Griffith Terri Butler is calling on the Turnbull government to stop their plans to increase university fees.

“Malcolm Turnbull should not be asking students to foot the bill for his $50 billion tax cut for big business and the banks, especially given company profits soared 65 per cent last year,” Ms Butler said.

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