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

    Posted 8 October 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    The Federal Government early last month announced changes to the funding arrangements for the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) and this prompted a number of responses from Indigenous ...

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  2. 18C and the ‘right to be bigots’

    Posted 26 June 2014 by Adam Frogley (Indigenous)

    On 25 March 2014 – a watershed day in the debate of freedom of speech versus the right for all Australian citizens to be protected from acts of racial discrimination – Attorney-General George Brandis announced the Government intended to repeal Sections 18.B, C, D and E from the Racial Discrimination Act (1975), replacing them with a ‘strengthened’ version.

    This brought passionate pleas from many community organisations and individuals to immediately withdraw the proposal. 

    While it would appear that the Government is forging ahead with this move on the basis that they see fault with these sections of the Act, the explanations from the Attorney-General on why his new proposed wording would be beneficial fall far short of the existing protections in the Act.

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  3. Information on the NSW Division Indigenous Forum

    Posted 15 April 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    On behalf of Indigenous Policy Committee NSW Representative, Sharlene Leroy-Dyer

     

    Dear Colleagues,

    The NTEU NSW Indigenous Forums will be held on Monday 5th May 2014 in Newcastle and ...

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  4. National Indigenous Organiser visit to NSW next week

    Posted 8 August 2013 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    The National Indigenous Organiser will be visiting Newcastle and Sydney next week, holding members' meetings and participating in Bluestocking events. 

    The schedule for this visit is as ...

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  5. Cuts to higher education funding threaten Indigenous enrolments and university staff numbers

    Posted 24 July 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) welcomes the news last week from the office of Minister for Higher Education Senator Kim Carr that a record number of Indigenous students are now ...

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  6. Final Reminder - National Indigenous Forum 2013

    Posted 7 May 2013 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    The NTEU Indigenous Policy Committee (IPC) will conduct the 2013 NTEU National Indigenous Forum on Thursday the 23rd and Friday the 24th of May, at the Brambuk Cultural Centre in Halls Gap ...

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  7. Embedding of Indigenous Content

    Posted 23 January 2012 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    Over the past week, there was a fair bit of news coverage and response with regards to the embedding of Indigenous content within all university curricula as recommended by the Bradley Review in ...

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  8. New survey reveals racial discrimination is alive and well in universities

    Posted 23 November 2011 by Adam Frogley (Indigenous)

    A survey released today of Indigenous academic and professional staff in higher education has revealed they continue to experience direct discrimination and racist attitudes in our universities.

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    I'm Not A Racist, But...

    Report on Cultural Respect, Racial Discrimination, Lateral Violence & Related Policy at Australia’s Universities. Published by the National Indigenous Unit and Indigenous Policy Committee of the NTEU.

  9. No More! Enough is Enough! - Statement from NT communities

    Posted 8 November 2011 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    The NTEU Indigenous Unit would like to indicate our support, and share the below media release from NT communities:

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  10. Alternative to the Intervention

    Posted 8 June 2011 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

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    Support the Alternative to the Intervention

    The statement ‘Rebuilding from the Ground Up: An Alternative to the NT Intervention’ will be launched at a rally Darwin on ...

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