Funding for student associations no given

The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) invites you to participate in an online survey as part of an awareness campaign regarding the funding of postgraduate student associations. The campaign follows a statement by Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne who just one week into his role declared that one of his top priorities was the removal of the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

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Government: "HDR students will keep public transport concession."

Following on from our earlier post on this issue, GUPSA is happy to report that, in response to our concerns, the Queensland Government has revised its initial plans for the Tertiary Student Concession Card, which put at risk the eligibility of full-time HDR students for concession fares on public transport.

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GUPSA’s Eduardo Jordan Pérez elected National Secretary of CAPA

I’m proud to announce that GUPSA’s Nathan Campus Coordinator, Eduardo Jordan Pérez, has been elected National Secretary of the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) at their annual meeting in Hobart earlier this week.

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Vote for Jason McNeil as Coursework Student rep on Academic Committee

University Council and Committee elections are on right now. GUPSA’s Coursework Vice President, Jason McNeil, is standing for the coursework student representative position on Academic Committee with the endorsement and full support of GUPSA. AS well as GUPSA Vice-President, Jason is studying a Master of Public Administration and is a sessional Lecturer and Tutor in the Griffith Business School. Jason is passionate about social justice and postgrad students getting a fair go.

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National day of action on higher education: CAPA

The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) is joining forces with the National Union of Students (NUS) and the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) for a National Day of Action on Tuesday 20 August to champion the cause of publicly-funded and properly-funded higher education.

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Postgrads hit hardest by tax cap: CAPA

Data released today by Universities Australia has confirmed that postgraduate students will be hardest hit by a cap on tax-deductable education expenses, with full fee student numbers likely to drop by up to 30 per cent in four years, says the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations.

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