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

    Posted 11 July 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

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

    This article by Celeste LIddle, NTEU Indigenous Organiser, appears in The ...

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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. Circle of Silence at Institute of Koorie Education, Deakin University draws over 100 protestors

    Posted 31 July 2013 by Carmel Shute (NTEU National Office)

     

    Over one hundred Deakin University students, staff and community members joined ‘a circle of silence’ yesterday in protest over the suspension of Institute of Koorie Education ...

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  4. 'Circle of silence’ protests over removal of Institute of Koori Education director at Deakin University

    Posted 24 July 2013 by Carmel Shute (NTEU National Office)

    Deakin University Institute of Koorie Education (IKE) staff are staging daily silent protests after the removal of their director, Professor Wendy Brabham, on Monday last week (15 July).

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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. NTEU Supports ABS/ERA review into Indigenous Research Codes

    Posted 17 June 2013 by Adam Frogley (Indigenous)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) welcomes the announcement to incorporate specific Field of Research (FOR) Codes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research.

    The announcement, ...

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  7. 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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  8. Indigenous staff critical to boosting Indigenous university student numbers

    Posted 18 December 2012 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) welcomed the announcement today (17 December) by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Senator Evans, on plans to double the number of Indigenous ...

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  9. eYarn - Shutdown Period edition

    Posted 14 December 2012 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    Welcome to the end of the year! The National Indigenous Unit hopes that the assessment/application period is going well for everyone, and that all enjoy a well-earned break during the shutdown ...

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