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  1. NSW politicians defend our universities

    Posted 25 June 2014 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    The response to the Abbott Government’s punitive budget has been heartening. Attacks on our universities have spurred the community to action to protect quality, public higher education. On 6 July, union members and community groups will rally to defend a fair Australia and oppose increases to university fees.

    A number of prominent NSW politicians have also joined us to say no to $100,000 degrees. I'd like to thank them for their support. Now it is over to you... do you say no to $100,000 degrees?

    You can check out these and more photos on our facebook and twitter. You can also send your own photo: http://bit.ly/BustTheBudgetSelfie

     

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  2. On July 6, let's Bust The Budget

    Posted 23 June 2014 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    Many of us have been shocked by a harsh first budget from the Abbott Government. But there is hope as community opposition continues to grow. A conversation has started about the ways we can bust the ...

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  3. Who is running the NTEU? You are!

    Posted 14 April 2014 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    2014 is an election year for the NTEU. (Want to know more about our elections? Register for the webinar here).

    I am incredibly proud of – and passionate about – the NTEU’s ...

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  4. Are you interested in being on your local Branch Committee?

    Posted 8 April 2014 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    NTEU is proud of its democratic structure, which includes elected positions at national, state and local levels that are open to all NTEU members. Local Branch Committee roles are two-year terms, ...

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  5. NTEU protests call for the restoration of $2.3bn cut from higher education

    Posted 15 May 2013 by Adam Knobel (NSW Division)

    Over 700 protestors called for the restoration of the latest $2.3bn cuts to university and student funding at a rally this afternoon in Sydney’s Victoria Park. Staff from the University of ...

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  6. Protest tomorrow to call for the restoration of university cuts

    Posted 13 May 2013 by Adam Knobel (NSW Division)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) is urging everyone who cares about higher education to join national protests tomorrow (Tuesday 14 May), to coincide with the Federal Government bringing ...

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  7. Make your voice heard on May 14

    Posted 8 May 2013 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    We need your help to fight the massive cuts proposed to university education.

    In April, the Federal Government announced $2.3 billion in cuts from the higher education sector to help fund reforms to ...

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  8. Uni Staff Have Nothing Else To Give

    Posted 17 April 2013 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    This article was originally published on the New Matilda web site: http://newmatilda.com/2013/04/16/uni-staff-have-nothing-else-give

     

    Improvements to funding and equity for primary and secondary school education are essential. These should not be achieved by slashing the resources available for a quality university education.

    After the Government stripped $1 billion out of universities in the mid-year economic statement, the first major statement of the new Higher Education Minister Craig Emerson was to make a further $2.3 billion cuts to the sector. Around $1.3 billion of this will be borne by students – with the rest to come from an “efficiency dividend” of 2 per cent on payments to universities.

    Let us be very clear: this $900 million reduction is not an “efficiency dividend”. The federal government is not our shareholder and our institutions do not have profits to distribute to them or anyone else. This change is a cut to university core funding.

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  9. The video university management won’t want you to see

    Posted 28 March 2013 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    It is the day after the 48-hour strike at Sydney University and I’m reflecting on the strength and passion of NTEU members. 

    We care deeply about the future of the higher education sector. This is why addressing insecure employment is a key claim for NTEU members in this round of bargaining.
     
    It is also why the decision to take industrial action is never made lightly. Only after careful consideration—and following very poor response from management—do we take action.
     
    I want to share with you an inspiring video made by Sydney University staff, so you can hear first hand why they decided to take action to protect the university.

    Dear Michael - An open letter to the Vice Chancellor


    This campaign is not just about Sydney University—these are issues we are facing right across the sector.
     
    Because of this, I’m asking you to share this video with your friends, colleagues and networks. Help us distribute this very clear message: As staff, we are the people building universities for the 21st century—in practice as well as in imagination.
     
    You can view this video, and the open letters they are based on, on our Sydney University Branch website.

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  10. NSW Bluestocking Week Events

    Posted 8 August 2012 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    NTEU and the National Union of Students (NUS) are revitalising blue stocking week—an opportunity to celebrate and campaign around women’s participation in higher education.

    Bluestocking ...

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