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  1. The MYEFO on higher education

    Posted 16 December 2014 by Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office)

    MYEFO tells us that projected Budget savings from higher education have been revised down from over $5 billion over four years at the time of the May Budget, to $642.4 million, following the recent ...

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  2. We’re all going on a summer holiday – well, some of us …

    Posted 3 December 2014 by Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office)

    The following article by Associate Professor Sarah Kaine appeared in The Conversation on Wednesday 3 December 2014. She is a member of the NTEU UTS Branch Committee.

    The idea of the “summer ...

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  3. IRU response to Boosting the Commercial Returns from Research

    Posted 1 December 2014 by Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office)

    The IRU have released their response to the Boosting the Commercial Returns from Research discussion paper, providing prima facie support for the Coalition's headline proposal, the Industry Growth ...

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  4. Insecure Work Conference: join us online

    Posted 13 November 2014 by Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office)

    This post is republished from the CASA (Casual, Adjunct, Sessional staff and their Allies) blog. We thank them for the opportunity to publish to their blog, and their formidable activism and ...

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  5. Third Degree: Older students may be hardest hit by fee deregulation

    Posted 3 November 2014 by Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office)

    This article is written by Erica Cervini who writes the Third Degree blog and is a long-time observer of Australia's higher education scene.

    School-leavers who do degrees are winners. They can hope to ...

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  6. Copyright reforms and the rights of authors: ‘Fair use’ versus ‘fair dealing’

    Posted 24 October 2014 by Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office)

    A shorter version of this post is included in the current Advocate.

    Amidst the astounding technological developments that have transformed how content is created and shared at the start of the 21st ...

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  7. Nick Riemer: The greatest threat to unis comes from their own leadership

    Posted 29 August 2014 by Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office)

    In poll after poll, the public has demonstrated its overwhelming opposition to the deregulation of university fees, as to the other austerity measures in the budget. But university ...

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  8. Fund R&D, then maybe universities can support industry

    Posted 14 August 2014 by Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office)

    By Associate Professor John Rice

    Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane (right) wants universities to be more supportive of industry, but without significant funding into research and development, that's ...

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  9. 2014 Online Teaching Conditions Survey

    Posted 7 July 2014 by Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU is seeking your input to help our campaign for better working conditions.

    If you are a casual or sessional academic, you can take the 2014 Online Teaching Conditions Survey here.

    You ...

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  10. NTEU Seminar with Robyn May in Melbourne 3 July 'Casualisation - global and Australian trends'

    Posted 27 June 2014 by Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU would like to invite Victorian members to an NTEU Seminar about academic casualisation on Thursday 3 July 2014.

    This is a unique opportunity to hear Robyn May talk with NTEU President ...

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