• Make Space for Headspace
    Grievance The Petition of residents to the City of Kingston draws to the attention of the of Kingston Council that: 1. Headspace Centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs or work and study support. 2. Headspace is a fantastic service which caters to young people who might be experiencing mental health challenges 3. That Kingston Council does not have a Headspace facility to serve the bayside area of the municipality and travel to the closest facilities in Frankston, Dandenong and Moorabbin could prove difficult for young people seeking help. 4. That the Mordialloc Youth Hub or surrounding locations would be suitable due to its proximity to a multitude of primary and secondary schools, local sporting clubs and its accessibility via public transport. 5. The impacts of Covid-19, online learning and social isolation has disproportionately affected young people’s mental health. 6. Council should be working with their federal counterparts for vital services that will benefit the community, and should play a leading role in their delivery. Authorised by: Declan Dubout, 25 Davey Street, Parkdale, 3195
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  • UTAS REVERSE CUTS TO CLEANERS
    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of cleaners and the amazing job they do in keeping work spaces and public areas clean, healthy, and sanitary. During the pandemic, cleaners have been put under immense stress as they fight to keep Tasmanians safe. It is because of the hard work and dedication of cleaners that Tasmania currently has zero recorded cases of COVID-19. However, we are only as safe as our front line defence allows us to be. By cutting the cleaning budget, effectively withdrawing time and resources from cleaners to do their job, UTAS is putting everyone at risk. It would be devastating if a second wave of COVID-19 spread throughout Tasmania because of this poor decision by Vice-Chancellor Rufus Black and the UTAS Board. UTAS must restore its cleaning budget NOW!
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  • Stop Cuts to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    In 2018, the University's annual revenue was $2.53 billion. Vice Chancellor Michael Spence has a yearly salary of $1.53 million. Sydney University is one of Australia's wealthiest institutions. Tutors, lecturers and professional staff are essential to the learning experience for students, and a 30% reduction will mean larger tutorials, overworked tutors, and less responsive student services. Students are already facing the prospect of massively increased university fees, with humanities degrees set to more than double in price, to $14,500 per year. For staff, the threat of unemployment means the possibility of being forced onto the already insufficient JobSeeker payment, due to be reduced to only $810 a fortnight from September. It is unconscionable that staff and students should bear the brunt of the University's funding crisis. We demand No Cuts!
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  • No cuts! Support USYD Education and Social Work staff!
    This is part of a series of attacks against staff and student from both the Liberal government and university management. Courses are getting slashed while the price of education is increasing. Social work students under current liberal plans will also see the cost of their degrees double in 2021. The University of Sydney is one of the richest universities in the country and Vice-Chancellor Michael Spence sits on a million-dollar yearly salary. Management can easily afford to fund the School of Education and Social Work, but they're only concerned about their profits. We need to fight back against all attacks against our education! If you want to join the campaign, join the USYD Education Action Group and join the organising group for Education and Social Work students https://www.facebook.com/groups/1267400043595226/. Join the National Day of Action on August 28 to fight for our education! https://www.facebook.com/events/281188686290641/
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  • Save our staff! Macquarie student petition against staff cuts
    If Macquarie management get away with this, it will mean potentially hundreds of staff’s livelihoods will be destroyed and our quality of education will continue to plummet! Macquarie Students Against Uni Cuts will be working with staff on campus to fight back against these savage attacks. We shouldn’t have to pay a cent for their crisis. If you support this campaign to defend our education and staff jobs and working conditions please sign this petition.
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  • Save our staff! Macquarie University Student Petition Against Staff Cuts
    Macquarie Students Against Uni Cuts will be working with staff on campus to fight back against these savage attacks. We shouldn’t have to pay a cent for their crisis. If you support this campaign to defend our education, against both the 82 academic staff cuts and the 300+ cuts from 2020, and the attacks to staff working conditions please sign this petition.
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  • Greater Financial Support for Students
    We are worried about students who are struggling to pay for rent, food and bills, and when Centrelink payments are reduced in October this will only get worse. We are worried about international students and their families who are struggling to pay course fees, and the obvious impacts this will have. Students are suffering and the University’s response to this has been silence. The University needs to act – and it needs to act now.
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  • Support for Flinders University Students Must Continue!
    The Flinders University Student Association (FUSA), is once again calling on Flinders University to provide additional academic support to students during this global health pandemic. While case numbers have decreased in South Australia, many students are still completing the majority of their learning online, have lost their jobs and income, and are about to see a severe reduction in government support. In Semester 1, FUSA was instrumental in campaigning for the academic support changes that allowed many students to continue their studies here at Flinders. Changes such as the Opt-In Non-Graded Pass assessment structure would not have occurred without our campaign and the support of the student body. We understand the stresses of being a student in the best of times, let alone during a global health pandemic, but we need your support to push for these changes. Flinders University can and must do more to support the student community during these unprecedented times. Please share this campaign with your classmates, club and association mates and anyone else you know in the student community to help us fight for your rights and welfare as students.
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  • Support LGBTIQ+ kids, stop Mark Latham's Bill!
    Mark Latham's Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020 is a dangerous attack to LGBTIQ+ kids and staff. If passed, the Bill will: -prohibit trans and gender diverse content being taught in health and physical education classes. - prohibit teachers from mentioning the existence of LGBTI+ characters, people or events in other subjects like English or History. - prohibit counsellors from giving advice to students on the subject of gender fluidity. - force teachers to refuse to call students by their preferred pronouns. - teachers who do not comply could lose their accreditation and their jobs. - allow parents and guardians to remove their child from any course that mentions sexuality. - force schools to consult with parents and guardians at the start of each year about any course which mentions sexuality (and change the courses accordingly). - legitimise the stigmatization of intersex students. This Bill goes further even than the Religious Discrimination Bill that the Morrison government has waiting in the shadows - which itself would legalise discrimination towards LGBTI+ people in Australia. Latham's Bill goes further as a calculated attempt to erase the very existence of LGBTI+ people and force kids and staff back into the closet. Please share this petition to keep up the fight!
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  • University of Melbourne: Protect our WAMs — this is not business as usual.
    We need to show the University that our voices are important. Sign the petition, and join the fight.
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  • 4 Ways International Students are calling on Flinders University for more support
    International Students alongside domestic students at Flinders University matter as we continue contributing to enriching the cultural environment, academic fields and economic development of Australia and the world. By supporting International students and standing in solidarity with us, Flinders University not only demonstrates to the State, the country and the world its pioneer and leading responsibility for International communities, but the university will also continue sustaining academically and socially its reputation as the most desirable destination for international students in the world. As an International Students Collective, we need immediate actions to support our fellows and we can do it!
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  • Stop the Cuts at UNSW: No to mass staff sackings!
    UNSW is set to push 256 FTE (full time equivalent) staff through forced redundancies this year, after hundreds of staff have agreed to take on voluntary redundancies over the past few months. The university is trying to shed 500 FTE positions this year - a whopping 7.5% of total staff. Faculties will be merged down from eight to six. Our tutors, lecturers, demonstrators, admin and support staff are being attacked! Despite boasts from the Public Relations team about a climb in UNSW’s position in international university rankings, the student-to-staff ratio stands at 41:1 according to Times Higher Education. This compares poorly to other Go8 universities and will only get worse with the current massive round of job cuts. Now UNSW management want to cut staff numbers even further! This is on top of the trimester system which has delivered tens of millions in surplus revenue to the institution, the sacking of a third of casual jobs at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, and the implementing of course cuts in T2, including 10% of all Arts courses. With funding cuts at a federal level, our quality of education will continue to be undermined. University management is justifying these massive attacks and job cuts by crying poor and citing their inevitability, as always. This is despite simultaneously committing $1 BILLION to building ANOTHER military campus in Canberra just weeks prior! UNSW has $933 million in cash reserves stashed away, overpaid executive salaries like that of Vice Chancellor Ian Jacobs on a bloated $1 million, as well as extensive assets and investments they could borrow against. Staff are the lifeblood of our education. Throughout this crisis, university staff continue to have bills to pay, families to support, and the need to maintain a roof over their heads. It’s clear the university is financially capable of providing jobs and courses, but they are refusing to. Instead, they want to force the cost of this crisis onto staff and students! The future of our university and our education is on the line. We refuse to accept the logic that staff and students should be forced to pay for the crisis in the university’s profitability, and we need to fight back against these attacks! Shovan Bhattarai, UNSW SRC Education Officer
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