Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Members

Welcome to the National Tertiary Education Union's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander homepage

NTEU is committed to the advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (A&TSI) peoples in the Australian tertiary education system. This includes the lobbying of Universities to include fair and equitable provisions relating to A&TSI workers within their Enterprise Bargaining Agreements, raising the profile of A&TSI issues across the union structure, and advising A&TSI members, as well as Divisions and University Branches on a number of issues.

The National A&TSI Unit and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Committee (A&TSIPC) oversee the development and implementation of Indigenous policy across all levels of the Union. 

NTEU publishes a twice-yearly newsletter for A&TSI members, called Yarn.

NTEU convenes the annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Forum to provide A&TSI members with the opportunity to develop policy recommendations on A&TSI Higher Education.


News

    1. Release of the "Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage" report

      More Indigenous people are finishing year 12 and then going on to further education. Yet despite these increases, numeracy...

    2. Changes to funding arrangements for the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS)

      The Federal Government early last month announced changes to the funding arrangements for the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance...

    3. Australian universities don't value their Indigenous students and staff

      Indigenous students can contribute a lot to university life, but harsh government policies have hit them particularly hard...

    4. 18C and the ‘right to be bigots’

      On 25 March 2014 – a watershed day in the debate of freedom of speech versus the right for all Australian citizens to...

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Other News

  1. eYarn Oct/Nov 2014 edition

    Posted 21 November 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

  2. Release of the "Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage" report

    Posted 20 November 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

  3. Changes to funding arrangements for the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS)

    Posted 8 October 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

  4. Batchelor Institute celebrates 40 years and graduates its first PhD student

    Posted 23 September 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

  5. The perils of being an unsettled woman

    Posted 19 September 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Women)

  6. eYarn - August 2014 edition

    Posted 28 August 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

  7. My Bluestocking Story: Celeste Liddle

    Posted 6 August 2014 by Julie Ann Veal (Women)