SKY NEWS, PM AGENDA WITH DAVID SPEERS
TUESDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER 2014
SUBJECT/S: University deregulation; University of Western Australia announces its fees; $100,000 degrees.
DAVID SPEERS: Back home, one of the other domestic issues being debated in Parliament today was university deregulation, something the Government wants to get through the Senate but is facing obstacles, a big barrier indeed from Labor, the Greens, the Palmer United Party as well.Read more
WEDNESDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER 2014
SUBJECT/S: Abbott’s Debt Sentence; Iraq; Tony Abbott’s broken promise on superannuation; Tony Abbott’s unfair Budget; Jobs
BILL SHORTEN, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION: It’s great to be at the University of Canberra with my colleagues Shadow Minister Carr, we also have assistant Shadow Minister for Education Amanda Rishworth and of course Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh is also the local member here.Read more
THURSDAY, 28 AUGUST 2014
SUBJECT/S: Abbott Government introduces higher education package legislation; Labor will fight unfair package; national security.
SENATOR KIM CARR, SHADOW MINISTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND INDUSTRY: I’m here to talk about higher education. The Government today will introduce its legislation which will allow universities to charge unlimited fees; it will involve crippling debts for students and devastating cuts for universities. This is a program that the Government has rushed, this is a program that has been ill-considered, this is a program which was something the public never voted for. In fact, it’s a complete breach of the commitments that the Government gave prior to the last election. This is a program for $100,000 university degrees, and a generation of debt for tens of thousands of Australian families.Read more
WEDNESDAY, 27 AUGUST 2014
SUBJECT/S: Leaked modelling confirms $100,000 degrees a reality; Labor staunchly against unfair higher education changes.
SENATOR KIM CARR, SHADOW MINISTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND INDUSTRY: We see in the Fairfax press leaked modelling which demonstrates that what Labor’s been saying all along about the Government’s changes to universities is correct. The $100,000 degree is very much a reality under this government’s proposals.Read more
TUESDAY, 26 AUGUST 2014
SUBJECT/S: Vice-chancellors meeting with Minister for Education; threats to cut university research funding; attempted blackmail of the Senate; fee deregulation; broken promises on higher education funding; polling.
SENATOR KIM CARR, SHADOW MINISTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND INDUSTRY: The Group of Eight Vice-Chancellors are visiting the Minister for Education to express their profound anger at the Government’s extortion, the Government’s attempted blackmail of the Senate in regard to the threats to cut research funding from universities. These Vice-Chancellors represent the research-intensive universities. These are the Vice-Chancellors that we look to to get our international ratings that the minister claims to be the source of his inspiration for these unfair university changes.Read more
FAIRFAX “BREAKING POLITICS”
TUESDAY, 26 AUGUST 2014
SUBJECT/S: University deregulation; threats to cut research funding; attempted blackmail of the Senate; legislative requirements; Abbott Government’s deceit.
CHRIS HAMMER: One of the Government’s budget measures that is being held up in the Senate is its plans to deregulate higher education, the university sector. Joining us now is Labor’s Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Senator Kim Carr. Good morning.Read more
LA TROBE UNIVERSITY, BENDIGO
WEDNESDAY, 20 AUGUST 2014
SUBJECT/S: Tony Abbott’s debt sentence for university students; Tony Abbott’s unfair Budget; Clive Palmer.
BILL SHORTEN, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION: La Trobe University, who is educating tens of thousands of students, stands to lose $141 million at least because of this governments anti-higher education, unfair Budget. But even more than that, La Trobe University at Bendigo is one of many regional campuses of many universities of Australia.
Access to universities should not just be the preserve of people who live in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and the big cities. It’s really important in this country that your postcode does not determine your access to higher education. It’s a well-known fact that universities in the bush, universities in regional Australia, have a higher proportion of students from poorer backgrounds going to university and also very importantly, in an aging Australia, they have a higher proportion of students who are mature aged.Read more
MANUFACTURING FUTURE FORUM, ADELAIDE
FRIDAY, 15 AUGUST 2014
SUBJECT/S: Saving Australian manufacturing jobs; Abbott Government’s cuts to industry assistance and the automotive industry; AWD project.
KIM CARR: The battle to save Australian manufacturing jobs will rest with the Australian Senate. This is a government that has cut $2.5 billion from industry assistance programs, having said, of course, before the election that they would do nothing of the sort. And it follows their lies and misrepresentation on no cuts to education, no cuts to health, no cuts to pensions. For blue collar workers, this is a government that has turned its back on their welfare, their families’ welfare, on the people of South Australia.Read more
ABC CANBERRA, BREAKFAST WITH PHILIP CLARK
THURSDAY, 14 AUGUST 2014
SUBJECT/S: Abbott Government cuts to higher education; Labor funding for universities; student subsidies to research; cuts to Canberra universities.
PHILIP CLARK: Senator, good morning.
SHADOW MINISTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION SENATOR KIM CARR: Good morning.
CLARK: Good to see you here. You’ll be meeting with Stephen Parker, he’s been very openly critical of the Government’s proposals; do universities need another source of funding?Read more
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
TUESDAY, 12 AUGUST 2014
SUBJECT/S: A degree shouldn’t be a debt sentence.
SENATOR KIM CARR, SHADOW MINISTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION: We’re here today, with my Labor colleagues, to discuss the future of this university and the future of this university and its importance to this region. The Commonwealth Government, Mr Abbott’s Government, promised that there’d be no cuts to education before the election. He also promised there’d be no fee rises. And now this university has to find $168 million to make up for the cuts that Mr Abbott’s Government has imposed.Read more