Attachment: NTEU, NUS and CAPA Report
A report card on the higher education policies of the Coalition and Labor parties released by university staff and students on Tuesday has failed the Howard Government for its record on universities.
The report card, prepared by National Tertiary Education Union, the National Union of Students and the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations, awarded Labor a pass on the basis of the well targeted but limited commitments announced during the campaign and its stated commitment to build on these in office.
At the same time, staff and students are disappointment with several aspects of Labor’s approach to higher education, particularly the lack of public investment in universities and the failure to undertake more comprehensive reforms of student income support structures.
Ted Murphy, NTEU Assistant Secretary said:
Nigel Palmer, CAPA President, said:
Michael Nguyen, NUS President, said: