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Cuts to NSW TAFE target students with disabilities

Premier Mike Baird’s cuts to funding for NSW TAFE combined with Prime Minister Abbott’s proposed changes to the Disability Support Pension spell tragedy for people living with disabilities in Sydney, according to Shadow Minister for Disability Services Barbara Perry. While the federal government defends its cuts to the Disability Support Pension scheme by arguing that […]

Federal budget to cut funding to vulnerable TAFE sector

The sweeping changes to the higher education sector outlined in the federal budget earlier this month will see a continuation of the cuts that TAFE institutions have already suffered across the state for years. Ultimo TAFE tourism student Sam Koh believes that the decision to slash $1.5 billion from the vocational education and training (VET) […]

TAFE cuts backlash

The Greens will introduce a bill later this month which it says would reverse student fee increases, freeze funding to private operators, and halt the “Smart and Skilled” reform package that will limit the list of qualifications eligible for government funding. Member for Balmain Jamie Parker said the reforms would hit Ultimo TAFE in particular, […]