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THE AGE: “Battle to save VCA is not over yet”

Today’s The Age features an excellent road-marker of where VCA stands as of today. It’s a timely reminder that we are so close and time is off the essence for all 14,000 of the SAVE VCA community to get emailing to demand that hints of new VCA policy quickly turn into commitments.

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THE START TO A WIN: What Happened & What We Need To Do Now

Last week was a significant breakthrough for the SAVE VCA campaign, however there is some urgent work we all need to do to turn the breakthrough into a win. Click for more info.

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HOPE RETURNS TO VCA: Dean Resigns / Brumby & Crean Hint At Solution / Uni Release Response

We’re nearly there – but VCA needs you now more than ever. After over a year of relentless campaigning, tonight SAVE VCA’s 13,879 members can smell hope. The University of Melbourne has released its response to its own VCAM Review. Read it here and post your thoughts below or on Facebook so they can be included [...]

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FAIRFAX: VCAM Music “Cultural Morgue” / Music Staff Speak Out For Their Students

Melbourne Weekly journalist Bianca Hall has revealed senior Music staff fear the once vibrant VCA Music and UoM Music schools, now combined into VCAM Music, are becoming a “cultural morgue” as a result of the failed merger and severe financial cut-backs. VCAM Music has bore the brunt of the merger, being the only Melbourne Model stream [...]

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THE AGE: Greens Unveil Fed + State VCA Policy / Adam Elliot Calls For Urgent Action

The Age have today revealed that The Australian Greens have become the first political party to put forward a joint state and federal solution for VCA. And according to the five-time AFI recipient and Oscar winner (and VCA Grad!) Adam Elliot, help can’t come fast enough. Click for more…

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VOTE FOR VCA

In a two election year, we have a real chance to SAVE VCA. But you have to vote. Today residents in Melbourne’s north, from Richmond to Reservoir opened their Melbourne Times to read about VCA’s continuing struggle under a failed merger with the University of Melbourne, compounded by a deafening, year-long silence from the Federal [...]

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FAIRFAX: “VCA’s contribution to the Australian arts community cannot be understated”

It’s going to cost dollars and its going to cost them nationally and locally. Melbourne Times journalist Bianca Hall gives a detailed account of how Australia’s only multidisciplinary elite tertiary arts College VCA, is being left to the hands of a mercenary Melbourne University, whilst the Federal & State Labor Governments are yet to reveal any [...]

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NTEU Takes SAVE VCA to Canberra

If Gillard & Garrett wont come to us, we’ll go to them! The National Tertiary Education Union is firing up a bus for 30 VCA Staff, Students & Alumni to travel to Canberra to shake the tin for VCA on June 22. It’s probably the last sitting week before this year’s Federal election so we [...]

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THE AGE: “Absurd game of pass the buck while arts college flounder”

The Age’s Senior Arts Writer Gabriella Coslovich tells it like it is. Enough buck passing. Enough blaming the Howard Government. Enough faux “consulting”. Gillard (Fed Education), Garrett (Fed Arts), Batchelor (Vic Arts), Glyn Davis (Uni Melb) – SAVE VCA now for the students, the staff and for Australia’s arts economy. Read The Age story here [...]

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VCA SMACKDOWN: Liberal vs Labor

VCA has found a new ally in Julian Burnside QC who put current Victorian Premier John Brumby (Labor) and hopeful Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu on the spot in today’s The Age Melbourne Magazine - who will SAVE VCA? The Vic Liberals have been consistent with their promise of a guaranteed extra $6m p/a for VCA in addition to the [...]

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