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Students Suffer From Government's PTE Moratorium

Posted on 24 Jan 2002

The Government’s funding moratorium on Private Training Establishments has forced the axing of thousands of student places from courses this year,

Weak Government Sends Wrong Message with Loans

Posted on 04 Jan 2002
Providing inmates with student loans sends completely the wrong message, ACT Social Welfare and Tertiary Education Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today.

Maharey - Minister of Double Standards

Posted on 23 Nov 2001
ACT Tertiary Education Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today attacked Minister Steve Maharey for having double standards.

Dr MURIEL NEWMAN (ACT NZ) to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education)

Posted on 08 Nov 2001
In light of his early rejection of some of the recommendations of the Tertiary Education Advisory Commission's final report, will he reject recommendations 63 and 70 that recommend that financial penalties be imposed upon providers that cannot demonstrate they are meeting the needs of their Mâori and Pacific learners; if not, why not?

Final TEAC Report Gets an Overall Pass Mark

Posted on 07 Nov 2001

ACT Tertiary Education Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman says the final TEAC report has come as welcome relief af

Words Can't Mask Truth on PTE Funds Moratorium

Posted on 26 Sep 2001
ACT Tertiary Education Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman says Minister Trevor Mallard is simply playing with words when he tries to dismiss Treasury concerns about the likely negative impact on Maori and Pacific peoples from the Government's funding moratorium on Private Training Establishments (PTEs).

Maharey In Denial Over Damage to Private Educators

Posted on 18 Sep 2001
Associate Education Minister Steve Maharey is cynically denying the massive damage his Government is inflicting on private tertiary institutions and the quality of education New Zealanders can receive, ACT Tertiary Education Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today.

Maharey Reveals Where the Bribe Money Came From

Posted on 15 Aug 2001
Steve Maharey's $35 million bribe to universities is at the expense of private education providers, ACT Tertiary Education Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said.

Malleable Maharey Resorts to Bribery

Posted on 07 Aug 2001
The Government's new $35 million tertiary fund is a poorly disguised bribe aimed at getting weak Minister Steve Maharey out of his latest fix, ACT Tertiary Education Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said.