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  1. NTEU explains “Pay More Get Less” to Senate Inquiry

    Posted 24 July 2017 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    This morning the NTEU, along with other sector stakeholders including NUS, presented evidence to the Senate Standing Committee on Education and Employment Legislation Committee inquiry into Higher ...

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  2. NTEU stands in solidarity with our colleagues in Turkey

    Posted 21 July 2017 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Persecution of Academics for Peace escalates

    At least 23,427 academics have either lost their jobs at universities when their contracts were terminated or were dismissed from their positions, or ...

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  3. As 2016 ends…..

    Posted 22 December 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    We wish all NTEU members a safe and restive festive season, but we do not do this naively. 

     We are very well aware that for many university staff this time of year is always difficult as ...

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  4. Challenging the Privatised University

    Posted 29 September 2015 by Lachlan Hurse (Qld Division)

    Conference: Challenging the Privatised University

    23-24 November, 2015. The Global Change Institute, St Lucia Campus, UQ

    Co-hosted by the National Tertiary Education Union, Ngara Institute, Friends ...

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  5. A Response to: Andrew Norton’s Pursuing the demand driven reforms without fee deregulation

    Posted 24 September 2015 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    Let’s call a spade a spade and a fee increase a fee increase.

    A Response to: Andrew Norton’s Pursuing the demand driven reforms without fee deregulation

    In a 23 September 2015 post ...

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  6. ALP releases real alternative higher education policy

    Posted 21 September 2015 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The Leader of the Opposition, Mr Bill Shorten, today released the ALP’s higher education policy which the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) says is in stark contrast to the unprincipled, ...

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  7. Birmingham must rule out $100,000 degrees

    Posted 20 September 2015 by Andrew MacDonald (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) welcomes the appointment of Senator Simon Birmingham as the new Minister for Education and Training claiming that this provides a chance to restart the ...

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  8. Confusion in reaction to PM Turnbull

    Posted 16 September 2015 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Tony Abbott was dumped by his own party as Prime Minister of Australia because he was leading a government headed for defeat at the next election.

    However, let’s not confuse the issue of the ...

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  9. Pretend policies & fiscal fantasies

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

    At 7.30pm on 12 May 2015, Treasurer Joe Hockey rose to his feet in the House of Representatives to deliver the Abbott Government’s second Budget. Like last year, this year’s Budget had at its heart ‘budget repair’, but in 2015 it was all about repairing the political damage caused by the 2014 Budget’s unfair cuts rather than restoring the bottom line to surplus in the Government’s first term. 

    The centrepiece of this year’s Budget was a $5.5 billion jobs and small business package which included tax cuts, instant depreciation for assets worth less than $20,000 for small business, as well as making it easier for employers to take on job seekers by simplifying work experience arrangements and introducing greater flexibility into wage subsidy payment arrangements. 

    The Government is also spending an additional $4.4 billion on its Families Package which aims to encourage more parents back into the workforce in order to lift productivity. While the Government is planning to spend an additional $3.5 billion on a new simplified child care subsidy, it would appear that this is conditional on savings from changes to Family Tax Benefit B (announced in 2014 Budget and yet to pass the Senate) and the removal of so-called ‘double dipping’ or ‘rorting’ of access to paid parental leave. For a more detailed analysis of the impact of the Budget on women and families (see Terri MacDonald’s report, ‘13 ways the Budget fails women’, p.22)

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  10. Ivory Tower screenings at Universities in Queensland

    Posted 17 June 2015 by Lachlan Hurse (Qld Division)

    Ivory Tower will be screening at Universities across Queensland during July and August. For times and places click here.

    This is a must-see movie for all who work in Higher Education.


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