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  1. Latest issue of Advocate out now

    Posted 10 July 2017 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The latest edition of Advocate (vol. 24, no. 2) is now available online. A PDF download is available here, or read the hi-res emag online.

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    Advocate, July 2017

    "Pay More, Get Less"
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  2. Advocate vol. 24 no. 1 out now

    Posted 16 March 2017 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Dear Member, 

    The latest edition of Advocate (vol. 24, no. 1) is now available online. A PDF download is available here, or read the hi-res emag online. You will receive ...

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    Advocate, March 2017

    "Australia tops world university rankings ... for VCs' pay"
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  3. NSW Div Sec Genevieve Kelly retires (Advocate 23 03)

    Posted 10 November 2016 by Andrew MacDonald (NTEU National Office)

    By Andrew MacDonald, National Media & Communications Officer

    In October 2016, Genevieve Kelly stepped down as NSW Division Secretary. Days out from her retirement, she took some time to reflect on her eight years in the job, and discuss her achievements, challenges and

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  4. Advocate vol. 23 no. 3 out now

    Posted 9 November 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Dear Member, 

    The latest edition of Advocate (vol. 23, no. 3) is now available online. PDF download is available here, or read the hi-res emag online. You will receive ...

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    Advocate, November 2016

    "A Fair Go for all university staff"
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  5. This is real – your vote does matter (Advocate 23 02)

    Posted 21 June 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    In this long federal election campaign it has become far too easy to be cynical and to disengage other than to ‘like’ the occasional witty meme on Facebook. 

    As we enter the final weeks of the election campaign will intensify and the big money will start advertising. The alcohol and gambling lobbies will go for Xenophon. The coal miners and their mates, including the nuclear industry, will throw their massive resources against the Greens, to not only stop Green electoral gains, but to send the message to Labor and to Turnbull to watch their step. The relatively benign coverage given to the minor players will switch off. Wilkie, Lazarus, Lambie and other recontesting Independents and new candidates will struggle to be heard at the very time their voices are needed against the cacophony of the two party

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  6. Advocate vol. 23 no. 2 out now

    Posted 20 June 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The June 2016 edition of Advocate, vol. 23 no. 2, is now available online. Members will receive their print version this week, or their e-delivery notification today (20 June).

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    Advocate, June 2016

    Federal Election 2016. $100,000 degrees? No way.
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  7. The latest edition of Advocate (vol. 23, no. 1) is now available online

    Posted 16 March 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The latest edition of Advocate (vol. 23, no. 1) is now available online. We hope you find this issue informative and enlightening, and look forward to your feedback or comments.

    Members will begin receiving the printed magazine in the mail in the coming days.

    PDF download is available here, or read the hi-res emag online

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  8. UNE shrouds Council decisions in cloak of secrecy (Advocate 22 03)

    Posted 13 November 2015 by Sarah Roberts (NTEU National Office)

    In February 2015, the University of New England (UNE) accused the NTEU Branch President, Professor Margaret Sims, who also sits on the UNE Council, of a conflict of interest. 

    The University effectively stated that Professor Sims’ duties as Branch President inherently conflicted with her duty to act on University Council in the best interests of the

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  9. The case against the deregulation of tertiary education (Advocate 22 03)

    Posted 10 November 2015 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    The ability of deregulated markets to efficiently and equitably allocate vocational education and training (VET) places in Australia has been on trial since the Brumby Labor Government in Victoria introduced its Securing Jobs for the Future policy in 2008. The policy entitled most students to government support (entitlement or demand driven system) and made all registered VET providers (public and private) eligible for government subsidies (fully contestable funding model). 

    The policy was encouraged and facilitated by the Commonwealth agreeing to extend student access to the income contingent loan scheme (VET FEE-HELP) which operates in similar way to the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS) in higher education and means that students are not required to pay for their training upfront. The Victorian framework has been the basis of similar policies in most other States and

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  10. University deregulation: Delayed, not ditched (Advocate 22 03)

    Posted 9 November 2015 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    It was 3.30pm on Monday 14 September 2015 when Jeannie Rea, Rachael Bahl and Paul Kniest, representing NTEU, sat down for a meeting with Senator Glenn Lazarus in his Parliament office to discuss higher education policy. Reflecting on what were generally considered little more than rumours we jokingly asked whether Tony Abbott was still Prime Minister and were assured by a jocular response that nothing was likely to happen on that front anytime soon. 

    Reassured by Senator Lazarus’s abiding contempt for Christopher Pyne and his unfair plans to deregulate university fees, we three intrepid NTEU lobbyists headed down to ‘Aussies’ for a well-earned

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