06 décembre 2014

Amended TEQSA Bill a considerable improvement on government's original proposal

By Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office). The Abbott Government has passed the TEQSA Bill today with amendments that address concerns raised by the NTEU.
The NTEU concerns were articulated in its submission to the Senate Inquiry into the TEQSA legislation, and included:
-       The removal of TEQSA's role in overseeing quality improvement for higher education;
-       The removal of parliamentary oversight of the Minister’s instructions, thus compromising the independence of TEQSA; and
-       The removal of the existing TEQSA Commissioner through a legislative instrument. More...

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