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Ministerial Statement Development and Progress of the Northern Territory University Hon. Fred Finch February 1997

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Ministerial Statement Development and Progress of the Northern Territory University Hon. Fred Finch February 1997

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Tabled Paper 3121

Collection

Tabled Papers for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

1997-02-27

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Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/289829

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/403436

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I AM INFORMED, MR SPEAKER, THAT A FURTHER FACTOR THAT MUST TO BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION WITH REGARD TO THESE BUDGET CHANGES IS THE IMPACT OF THE INCREASE IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION CONTRIBUTION SCHEME, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE HECS CHARGES. IF, IN 1998, THE NTU EXPERIENCES A DROP IN ENROLMENTS, THEN THERE WILL BE AN AUTOMATIC REDUCTION IN THE BUDGET ALLOCATION FOR 1999. AT THIS STAGE, I AM RELIABLY INFORMED, THERE IS NO REASON TO EXPECT THERE WILL BE ANYTHING OTHER THAN AN INCREASE IN ENROLMENTS, BUT, OBVIOUSLY, THE NTU MUST NEVERTHELESS BEAR IN MIND SUCH A CONTINGENCY. IF THE NTU DOES SUFFER A DOWN-TURN IN ENROLMENTS THE TERRITORY GOVERNMENT WILL EXAMINE VARIOUS ADDITIONAL OPTIONS AIMED AT KEEPING ENROLMENTS AT A VIABLE LEVEL. WHILE DEALING WITH FUNDING REDUCTIONS IS NEVER EASY, MR SPEAKER, I AM AWARE THAT THE


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