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Rally Ballarat Save TAFE Group - SMB Federation University

From the Collection of Unions Ballarat 24 Camp Street Ballarat Victoria

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btlc, ballarat trades and labour council, ballarat trades hall, tafe, union campaigns, baillieu, edward (ted), napthine, denis, education and training, nteu - national tertiary education union, aeu - australian education union, federation university, smb campus (formerly known as school of mines ballarat) - federation university
Historical information
The Ballarat Save TAFE campaign ran from 2012 to 2014. It was a Trades Hall and community campaign in partnership with the Australian Education Union and National Tertiary Education Union. The campaign was in response to significant financial cuts and closure of many TAFE courses by the Baillieu/Napthine governments. Availability of TAFE in Ballarat is particularly important in training future tradespersons and future provision of many services.

Campaign President: Athan McCaw
Campaign Vice-President: Brigid O'Carroll Walsh
Campaign Secretary and Treasurer: Brett Edgington

During the campaign, Premier Ted Baillieu visited Ballarat on several occasions only to be met by angry groups of citizens who were opposed to his government's decimation of Victorian TAFE. The picture shows one of the early rallies convened by the Ballarat Save TAFE Group and features union and community members who protested.
When Made
As above (see historical information).
Last updated
20 Feb 2020 at 3:40PM