Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Quality investment in tertiary education

Hon Anne Tolley
Minister for Tertiary Education

28 May 2009


Quality investment in tertiary education

Budget 2009 delivers a quality investment in tertiary education and will assist polytechnics and universities to meet cost pressures.

The total amount of funding for tertiary education in Vote Education will increase from a 2008/09 baseline of $2.66 billion to $2.78 billion in 2009/10.

“In this Budget, the Government’s focus for tertiary education has been to maintain funding for expected growth in student places in 2009 and 2010,” Tertiary Education Minister Anne Tolley says.

“Additional funding will be provided to Tertiary Education Organisations as agreed in their investment plans.

“Pressure on course subsidies will also be addressed by an inflation-adjustment in 2010. This will provide $127 million of extra funding to the tertiary institutions over four years. This commitment was not funded by the previous Government.

“The previous Government made a number of other significant promises in tertiary education that they did not fund in last year’s Budget. This Government has not been able to fund all of these initiatives and Budget 2009 reflects that.

“These include ‘capability funding’, scholarships for domestic and foreign students, increases to industry-training funds and the development of some new training programmes.

“The previous Government was not able to fund these initiatives even in the best of economic times,” Mrs Tolley says.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it.

By next week, he’ll have become just another junior player in an MMP governing arrangement, battling to hold onto the gains he was promised. More>>

 

Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election