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  1. Indigenous Student Support under threat

    Posted 7 July 2014 by edXpress (edXpress)

    Deakin University has risked marginalising it’s most vulnerable students as it began to dismantle support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

    Following a secret review ...

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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. eYarn - June 2014 edition

    Posted 24 June 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    Welcome to the mid-year period! We’re sure that the lead-up to this point has been incredibly busy for most people, like it has with the National Indigenous Unit, and we want to wish everyone ...

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  4. Socialist Alliance passes motion supporting sovereignty and negotiation of a treaty

    Posted 24 June 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    For Sharlene Leroy-Dyer - National Indigenous Councillor elect and Branch Committee Member, Newcastle University


    The Socialist Alliance conference was held in Marrickville over the ...

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  5. Aloha from WIPC:E 2014

    Posted 24 June 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)


    In May, the National Indigenous Unit’s Adam Frogley and Celeste Liddle, with the chair of the Indigenous Policy Committee (IPC), Terry Mason, attended the triennial World Indigenous ...

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    Elders' Ceremony at WIPC:E
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  6. 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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  7. eYarn April 2014 edition

    Posted 8 April 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    Not long now before the first break of the year for most universities! It’s shaping up to be a very busy first half of the year for the NTEU. Bargaining is still underway at a number of sites ...

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  8. NTEU member calls for Melbourne memorial to executed Aborigines to rival status of Captain Cook's cottage

    Posted 7 April 2014 by edXpress (edXpress)

    172 years on from the first public execution in Melbourne, hundreds of people including Aboriginal elders, campaigners and NTEU member Clare Land attended a ceremony at the site of the execution, now ...

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  9. Andrew Bolt isn't a racist, but ...

    Posted 26 March 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    This article was originally posted at ABC's The Drum. Please click here for the original article

    Posted Tue 25 Mar 2014, 4:01pm AEDT

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