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PUBLIC TALK: NTEU Federal Election Forum 2019: The Future of Tertiary Education in Australia

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Today's date is Thursday, October 17, 2019
NTEU Federal Election Forum 2019: The Future of Tertiary Education in Australia : The 2019 Federal Election is almost upon us and the NTEU WA Division is hosting a free public forum to hear first-hand major political party priorities for tertiary education in Australia. Other events...
Join us at 5.30pm on Thursday 2nd May in the Murdoch Lecture Theatre (Arts G58) at The University of Western Australia.

The forum will feature NTEU National President Dr Alison Barnes and guests:

Senator Louise Pratt

Senator Pratt is the Shadow Assistant Minister for Universities, Shadow Assistant Minister for Equality and an ALP Senator for Western Australia. Louise has a long history of fighting for justice across the Australian community. Louise is passionate about quality and access to higher education, an interest sparked through university student activism in the 1990s. Before entering Federal Parliament in 2008, Louise served in the Western Australian Parliament as a Member of the Legislative Council. Louise was previously the Shadow Assistant Minister for Families and Communities and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Water. Louise believes that investment in education, skills, research and innovation will deliver sustained economic growth and higher standards of living.

Senator Jordon Steele-John

At just 23, Jordon is Australia’s youngest ever senator and first with a lived experience of cerebral palsy. Prior to taking up the post of Senator for Western Australia in November 2017, Jordon dedicated his time to youth and disability advocacy and was also a student of politics at Macquarie University. An active member of the Greens since he was 16, Jordon is passionate about using his time in Parliament to act on climate change, reduce youth unemployment and implement a full NDIS. He is committed to helping break down some of the barriers holding back young people and disabled people from engaging with politics, and ensuring that we make progress towards true representation; he does not want to be the last. Jordon is one of 10 Australian Greens in the Federal Parliament and has portfolio responsibility for Disability Rights, Youth, Communications and Sustainable Cities.

We also invited the Hon. Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education (Liberal Party of Australia), though unfortunately, Dan is unable to attend.
Speaker(s) NTEU National President Dr Alison Barnes, Senator Louise Pratt, Senator Jordon Steele-John
Location Murdoch Lecture Theatre (Arts G58) https://goo.gl/maps/V4KcpkhhS9ATC4DY6
Contact Eileen Glynn <wa@nteu.org.au> : 08 6555 6725
URL https://www.facebook.com/events/2293849294205212/
Start Thu, 02 May 2019 17:30
End Thu, 02 May 2019 19:00
Submitted by Eileen Glynn <eileen.glynn@uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:06
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