DOORSTOP: HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPORT AMENDMENT (VET FEE-HELP) BILL 2015

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PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA
TUESDAY, 1 DECEMBER 2015

 

SUBJECT/S: Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP) Bill 2015

 

SENATOR KIM CARR, SHADOW MINISTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND INDUSTRY: The Senate has commenced debate on the VET FEE-HELP Bill and at one minute to midnight this government has proposed a series of amendments to their own legislation reflecting the deep crisis within the vocational education and training system and the final recognition by this government that there is a desperate need for action by government.

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DOORSTOP SENATE DOORS: SHONKS AND SHARKS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH CUTS, TEACHER TRAINING

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SENATE DOORS

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA  

TUESDAY, 1 DECEMBER 2015

 

SUBJECT/S: Shonks and sharks in vocational education, science and research cuts, teacher training. 

SENATOR KIM CARR, SHADOW MINISTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND INDUSTRY: Today the Senate has an opportunity to turn off the tap to these rogue operators, operating within the vocational education system. We have an opportunity today for the Senate to take firm action to stop the rorts and rip-offs that are occurring in the vocational education system. We have an opportunity today to put a cap on the lifetime fees and loans that people will be incurring, and to put a cap on the price that colleges can charge.

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DOORSTOP SENATE DOORS SHONKS AND SHARKS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

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SENATE DOORS

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA  

THURSDAY, 26 NOVEMBER 2015

 

SUBJECT/S: Shonks and sharks in vocational education.

SENATOR KIM CARR, SHADOW MINISTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND INDUSTRY:  I’m very, very concerned about the blowout in the cost of our vocational education program and the failure of the government to deal with the widespread rorting of the loan program. This has seen the costs of the program increase by 100 percent in one year; where we have seen the number of students being enrolled in these programs increase by 100 percent; where we are seeing the rates of loans increase by 100 per cent in one year. Now, these are all things that are happening under this government.

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THE WORLD TODAY - 15 September 2015

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RADIO INTERVIEW

THE WORLD TODAY

ABC RADIO

TUESDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER 2015

SUBJECT/S: $100,000 degrees, Liberal leadership.

ELEANOR HALL: The Labor leadership is already trying to counteract Malcolm Turnbull's public appeal by painting him as a "sell-out" on policy.

They concede a Turnbull Prime Ministership will give the Coalition a bounce in the opinion polls but point to his refusal to shift on key policies.

Labor's higher education spokesman, Kim Carr, told Louise Yaxley that Mr Turnbull's gloss won't last when voters look more closely.

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Australian furniture manufacturing; Tony Abbott’s Royal Commission

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DOORSTOP
MELBOURNE

FRIDAY, 10 JULY 2015

 

SUBJECT/S: Australian furniture manufacturing; Tony Abbott’s Royal Commission

 

SENATOR KIM CARR, SHADOW MINISTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND INDUSTRY: Thank you very much for coming. Today I am here to address the furnishing trade fair, which is an extremely important source of employment for over 200,000 Australians, who are deeply concerned about the decline in the level of investment in Australian Manufacturing; and if we are concerned about the future of this country we have got to be concerned of jobs in manufacturing.

 

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DOORSTOP - FRIDAY, 15 MAY 2015

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DOORSTOP

MELBOURNE

FRIDAY, 15 MAY 2015

 

SUBJECT/S: Budget Reply 2015; Labor’s plan for jobs in the news economy: Investing in STEM; Small Business.

 

BILL SHORTEN, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION: Good afternoon everyone. Last night I addressed the nation about Labor’s plans for the future in contrast to the Abbott Government’s Budget on Tuesday night. At the centre of my vision for the future of this nation is that Labor's committed to building the jobs of the future. Parents today want to make sure that their children will have jobs in the future and they want to know where they're coming from. Last night, I announced that Labor is committed to training literally hundreds of thousands of students and tens of thousands of teachers to make sure that we catch the jobs of the future in science and engineering, that we make sure that in the future, we have enough clever researchers, enough clever innovators, creators, designers, electricians, plumbers and mechanics. But today what we see here at this marvellous research facility, collaboration of some of the world's best researchers and scientists, some of the world's best universities and private sector know how, is the jobs of future I was talking about last night. We see the prototypes right here. We see technology here which is beating the world, which is best in the world, right up there at the very top of the tree.

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AM - ABC RADIO

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AM

ABC RADIO

FRIDAY, 1 MAY 2014

 

SUBJECT/S: INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION.

 

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: The Productivity Commission has found the use of agents to attract international students to Australian universities is a threat to the system in the long term.

International education is one of the nation's biggest export industries - last year it contributed around $17 billion to the national economy.

But the Productivity Commission warns of unscrupulous behaviour by agents, including enrolling students for courses that require more advanced English skills

Political correspondent Louise Yaxley reports. 

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DOORSTOP - UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

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UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

THURSDAY, 30 APRIL 2015

 

SUBJECT/S: Abbott Governments cuts to science and research; Justice Minister’s Ministerial Directive; AAA credit rating at risk from the Abbott Government’s unfair budget; Marriage equality.

 

BILL SHORTEN, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION: It's truly uplifting to be here at the Vision Centre, seeing the great work that this organisation's done over many years to help people, both in Australia and throughout the world. In 50 countries, millions of people being helped, tens of thousands of people being trained to make sure that people have better sight and that we apply science and technology to delivering great outcomes for people. I'm here today visiting the centre with local member Matt Thistlethwaite, my Parliamentary Secretary and also senior Shadow Spokesperson on Higher Education and Research, Senator Kim Carr. 

 

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THE WORLD TODAY - BJORN LOMBORG CENTRE

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ABC RADIO

THE WORLD TODAY

FRIDAY, 24 APRIL 2015

SUBJECT/S: BJORN LOMBORG CENTRE

KIM LANDERS: The Federal Opposition has questioned the political motivation of a $4 million government grant given to a controversial think-tank hosted by the University of Western Australia.

The Australian Consensus Centre will be headed by self described sceptical environmentalist Dr Bjorn Lomborg.

The centre itself will evaluate government policies and proposals.

The Federal Government has defended the multimillion dollar grant, but Labor insists it raises serious questions about the integrity of education and research funding.

Jessica Kidd reports.

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ABC RADIO NATIONAL BREAKFAST

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ABC RADIO NATIONAL BREAKFAST

ABC RADIO

MONDAY, 18 MARCH 2014

 

SUBJECT/S: $100,000 DEGREES.

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