Event Review: Rally at Wodonga TAFE

BY BEN HABIB.

Staff and students from La Trobe University attended yesterday’s rally (Tuesday 29th June 2012) in support of our colleagues at Wodonga TAFE, in protest over the Baillieu government’s drastic thirty percent funding cut to Victorian TAFE institutions.

Additional Resources

Benjamin Preiss, ‘Fear in the ranks as TAFE cuts start to bite’, The Age, 29 May 2012.

Andrew Trounsen, ‘Victoria’s training cuts a warning for higher education as value put on employment, economy’, The Australian, 28 May 2012.

Lisa Wheelahan, ‘Victorian TAFE chaos: a lesson in how not to reform vocational education’, The Conversation, 30 May 2012.

Brad Worrall, ‘Sack Ted, Save TAFE’, The Border Mail, 29 May 2012.

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Further Information: TAFE4ALL.

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Dr. Benjamin Habib is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at La Trobe University, Albury-Wodonga. Ben is an internationally published researcher with interests including North Korea’s motivations for nuclear proliferation, East Asian security, international politics of climate change, and undergraduate teaching pedagogy. He also teaches in Australian politics and the international relations of the Middle East.  Ben undertook his PhD candidature at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, and has worked previously for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.  He has spent time teaching English in Dandong, China, and has also studied at Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea.  Ben is involved with local community groups Wodonga and Albury Toward Climate Health (WATCH) and Transition Albury-Wodonga.

Ben welcomes constructive feedback.  Please comment below, or contact Ben at b.habib@latrobe.edu.au.

The views in this story are those of the author and not necessarily those of Our Voice: Politics Albury-Wodonga.

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