Despite all the talk of increasing student numbers, staff redundancies have started at Newnham campus -including lecturers in teacher education.
One would have thought that higher student numbers would need more staff, not less. But the good aldermen at Launceston's City Council would buy the feeblest story on the most spurious pretext.
Be aware Launceston Council has just bought 200,000 shares in the Eiffel Tower at $50 a pop. Apparently the French want come to Launceston to learn English!
With two Chartered Accountants on Council you just know that they've spotted a good deal for the ratepayers – you can just feel in your waters.