Senate committee endorses higher education reforms

The Chair of the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee, Senator Bridget McKenzie, has presented to parliament a report supporting the Coalition Government’s proposed higher education reforms.  The committee’s report is the result of extensive consultation and hearings involving a wide range of mostly higher education stakeholders including students. It focuses on the impact on…

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CFMEU culture of intimidation goes right to the top, Senate estimates told

The Federal Parliament on Thursday heard shocking evidence of intimidating and threatening behaviour by Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) officials, according to testimony given by Fair Work Building Commission (FWBC) to the Senate Education and Employment Committee. “The evidence provided by the building watchdog’s director Nigel Hadgkiss stunned the committee,” chair Senator McKenzie…

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