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  1. Immediate and meaningful action needed following NT abuse revelations

    Posted 26 July 2016 by Andrew MacDonald (NTEU National Office)

    Immediate and meaningful action is needed following the exposé on ABC television of severe human rights abuses of children, most of whom are Aboriginal, in juvenile detention in the Northern ...

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  2. eYarn - June 2016

    Posted 23 June 2016 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    Welcome everyone to the end of semester one! This edition of eYarn has been somewhat delayed due to annual leave arrangements, however as a number of important events are on the horizon, the time is ...

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  3. Fighting for Sovereignty and Treaties over Recognition (Advocate 23 02)

    Posted 16 June 2016 by Celeste Liddle (NTEU National Office)

    Australia stands at a significant point in history. A point where it can step out from the cloud of disappointment and dysfunction that it currently struggles under and move into a truly egalitarian position concerning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (A&TSI) Peoples.

    A step forward in Victoria

    Since the beginning of this year, the Victorian Government has been holding community-based consultations with A&TSI Peoples on the topic of self-determination. In February, at the first of these consultations, landmark motions were passed by the 500 Aboriginal community members present, which made national

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  4. NTEU National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Forum 2016

    Posted 10 June 2016 by Adam Frogley (Indigenous)

    Dear Colleagues,

    The NTEU National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Forum will be held on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd July 2016.  

    The theme for this year’s National Forum ...

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  5. News of reduced gap in year 12 attainment rates welcome, yet destinations remain an issue

    Posted 2 May 2016 by edXpress (edXpress)

    The National Tertiary Education Union welcomed news of an increase in year 12 attainment rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, while cautioning that the outcome was not ...

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  6. eYarn - March 2016

    Posted 17 March 2016 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    Welcome to the academic year 2016! Hope everyone had a good break and has settled well into the new work year. The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit is back up and functioning for ...

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  7. Victorian government's treaty talks a first for Australia

    Posted 7 March 2016 by Andrew MacDonald (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Unit Coordinator Adam Frogley was interviewed by NITV for a story about a recent meeting of Indigenous Victorians saying ‘No’ to ...

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  8. News of reduced gap in year 12 attainment rates welcome, yet destinations remain an issue

    Posted 11 February 2016 by Andrew MacDonald (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union welcomes news that there has been an increase in year 12 attainment rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, while cautioning that this ...

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  9. The NTEU completely supports the provision of A&TSI-specific services on campus

    Posted 8 February 2016 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    Over the past few days, there has been a lot of coverage regarding a former Aboriginal employee of QUT who has chosen to take legal action under the Racial Discrimination Act with regards to racism ...

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  10. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff numbers drop for the first time in 10 years

    Posted 1 February 2016 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    Following the long anticipated released of the university staffing data for 2015 from the Federal Government, it has been noted that while there have been small increases in staff numbers across the ...

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