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4.7% HECS increase: Relief promised in budget

Treasurer Jim Chalmers on Monday said the upcoming May 14 budget will consider providing relief for university student financial issues such as unpaid placements and disproportionately increasing HECS-HELP debts. Latest inflation numbers released on Wednesday say HECS repayments will increase ...

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JCU finds more underpaid staff

James Cook University (JCU) has launched a review into its payroll system amid concerns thousands of staff have been underpaid.  The “historical compliance concerns” relate to casual employee payments across the north Queensland university, which has staff mainly based in Cairns ...

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Students, staff demand paid work placement

Union students and workers rallied in Sydney CBD last Friday to demand an end to unpaid placements that exclude low-SES students from some courses and cause 'placement poverty' for many. The Australian Services Union and Students Against Placement Poverty put ...

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