ABC Newcastle, Breakfast with Aaron Kearney

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RADIO INTERVIEW
ABC NEWCASTLE, BREAKFAST WITH AARON KEARNEY
TUESDAY, 12 AUGUST 2014

SUBJECT/S: Labor’s “A Degree Shouldn’t Be a Debt Sentence” campaign; impact of cuts on University of Newcastle; a federal ICAC.

AARON KEARNEY: Depending on who you believe, the Government’s plan to deregulate universities fees will either make higher education cheaper – 

[Christopher Pyne audio]

Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne, mounting the argument that deregulation equals lower university fees. Perhaps the effects of deregulation are not, or cannot, yet be known – 

[Professor Caroline McMillen audio

Professor Caroline McMillen, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle, speaking to me in May this year in the wake of the federal budget announcements.

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ABC Hobart, Mornings with Sarah Gillman

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RADIO INTERVIEW
ABC HOBART, MORNINGS WITH SARAH GILLMAN
TUESDAY, 5 AUGUST 2014

SUBJECT/S: Abbott Government’s cuts to University of Tasmania; NBN report; unemployed Queenstown miners; new CSIRO research vessel.

SARAH GILLMAN: One of the contentious Budget items still involves the deregulation of universities and the Federal Opposition claims that if it does go ahead, if it gets through the Senate, then the University of Tasmania will have to cut down its course offering and potentially close one of its two regional campuses. Labor’s Kim Carr is in the state today to talk to people at the university and he joins us now. Good morning.

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Doorstop interview, University of Tasmania, Hobart

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DOORSTOP
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA, HOBART
MONDAY, 4 AUGUST 2014

SUBJECT/S: Abbott Government’s cuts to the University of Tasmania; impact on Tasmania; $100,000 degrees; Steve Ciobo; paid parental leave scheme; Premier Hodgman’s inaction.

SENATOR CAROL BROWN: We’re here today to speak to academics and stakeholders about the impacts of this massive cut by the Federal Government on higher education. We’ve also been here speaking with the vice-chancellor today. We already know that there will be a $35 million cut for the University of Tasmania. Now what we need to see is what that will actually mean in impacting on Tasmania, on the students, on the courses, and of course whether there will be campus closures. That’s why we’re here today and the Senator, Kim Carr, is here to talk to stakeholders about.

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Doorstop interview, Parliament House

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DOORSTOP INTERVIEW
PARLIAMENT HOUSE
MONDAY, 14 JULY 2014

SUBJECT/S: Voters reject Government’s higher education cuts and fee increases; exorbitant veterinary degrees; Senate and scrapping carbon tax.

KIM CARR, SHADOW MINISTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND INDUSTRY: I want to talk to you about higher education. Today we’ve seen released polling materials which show that nearly two-thirds of Australians have rejected this Government’s vicious, cruel attacks upon our higher education system.

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ABC NewsRadio, Breakfast with Marius Benson

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ABC NEWSRADIO, BREAKFAST WITH MARIUS BENSON
MONDAY, 14 JULY 2014

SUBJECT/S: Tony Abbott’s Unfair Budget; Higher education cuts; Delayed legislation; Crossbenchers; Exorbitant veterinary degrees; Senate.

MARIUS BENSON: Kim Carr, it looks like the carbon tax from Labor’s point of view is a lost cause, that the Palmer United votes are going to be critical in seeing that go through, but you’re still fighting battles on other fronts, including the education one. Have you had talks with the crossbenchers to see what sort of support you’re going to get there to fight, particularly, tertiary cuts?

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ABC News 24, Breakfast

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TV INTERVIEW
ABC NEWS 24, BREAKFAST
MONDAY, 2 JUNE 2014

MICHAEL ROWLAND: Kim Carr is Labor’s higher education spokesman and joins us from Parliament House. Kim Carr, good morning to you.

KIM CARR, SHADOW MINISTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND INDUSTRY: Good morning.

ROWLAND: Firstly, I just want to get your reaction to the revelation we just heard from Kevin Andrews on “AM” that the Government has now formally ruled out drug testing welfare recipients. Was it a good idea in the first place?

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Doorstop interview, Parliament House

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DOORSTOP INTERVIEW
PARLIAMENT HOUSE
MONDAY, 2 JUNE 2014

SUBJECT/S: Higher education confusion; Cuts to funding; Crippling fees and debts.

KIM CARR, SHADOW MINISTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND INDUSTRY: The Australian people have got a right to feel very confused about what the Government’s higher education policies are all about and students have got a right to feel very angry and a right to feel betrayed.

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Interview, ABC News 24

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INTERVIEW
ABC NEWS 24
THURSDAY, 29 MAY 2014

SUBJECT/S: Student debt death tax, University funding, equity, Research only universities

LYNDAL CURTIS: Kim Carr, welcome to ABC News 24. The PM has ruled out collecting HECS debts from a deceased estate. Is that the end of the matter?

KIM CARR, SHADOW MINISTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION: Another day, another fiasco in education in Australia. This is what’s happening isn’t it? One day after the other, one Minister contradicts another Minister. They don't seem to understand the implications of the policy positions they have been articulating.

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Sky News, PM Agenda with David Speers

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SKY NEWS, PM AGENDA WITH DAVID SPEERS
MONDAY, 26 MAY 2014

SUBJECT/S: Higher education package; Labor’s response; Increased fees and competition.

DAVID SPEERS:  Kim Carr, thank you for your time. The Minister Christopher Pyne has signalled a willingness to negotiate on some aspects of these higher education reforms. Are you willing to negotiate on any?

KIM CARR, SHADOW MINISTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND INDUSTRY:  The Minister’s not serious. The Minister said last week that he could see that the numbers were there for most of what he wanted to achieve. He's now signalled to some people that he’s prepared to tinker at the edges of this appalling scheme that he’s come up with. Now this is a Government that went to the last election saying that there would be no change to university funding arrangements – what they’ve said in their seminal policy documents. They also said on repeated occasions there’d be no cuts to education, yet there are $5 billion worth of cuts to higher education.

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Australian Council for Private Education and Training

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PRESS CONFERENCE
AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR PRIVATE EDUCATION AND TRAINING, SYDNEY
THURSDAY, 22 MAY 2014

SUBJECT/S: Abbott Government higher education shambles; concern from vice-chancellors; deregulation; cuts to higher education and to tertiary sector regulator.

JOURNALIST:  Kim Carr, there seems to be a growing division and uncertainty around when the [inaudible] changes will actually kick in; we seem to have Christopher Pyne and Tony Abbott saying one thing, the Budget Papers something else; HECS debt changes seem to apply from now, so do fees for enrolling students now. Is this a shambles as you’ve suggested?

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