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.
“Today I met with Professor Colin Stirling, Chair of Innovative Research Universities, to discuss the impacts to the workforce that these cuts will have,” Shadow Assistant Minister for Universities Terri Butler said.
“Also as Vice-Chancellor of Flinders University in South Australia that provides substantial job opportunities to people in the region, Professor Stirling is concerned that these cuts may make a serious dent in the opportunities available.
“These cuts will hinder all universities abilities to invest in quality infrastructure and increase or even retain staff, two essential elements of jobs and growth.
“If Australia is to have a strong, high productivity economy, we should be investing in education, not cutting it like the Liberals are doing,” Ms Butler said.
TUESDAY, 13 JUNE 2017