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  1. Bluestocking Week 2014: Crossing the Line

    Posted 23 June 2014 by Jeannie Rea (Women)

    This year’s Bluestocking Week theme is ‘Crossing the Line’. How could it be otherwise? The line has been crossed already, not by us but by the Abbott Coalition Government and their advocates and supporters, who are seeking to wind back the clock as they actively attack pro-women and feminist policies and perspectives. We cannot stand on the sideline, but have to cross the line ourselves.

    Last year, we focused on what the future may hold as it looked like the outcome of the federal election would be a neo-conservative Coalition Government.  

    The National Union of Students (NUS) announced early last year that ‘Our bluestockings are on the line.’ NTEU responded in August arguing that we must ‘hold the line’, defending equity and accessibility in universities, highlighting the value of education in a progressive society, and underlining the need to maintain a quality higher education sector through appropriate levels of public

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  2. Victorian Division Indigenous Members' Forum registration

    Posted 17 June 2014 by Ken Norling (Vic Division)

    Registration for one day Victorian Division Indigenous Members' Forum, to be held Thursday 3 July at the Koorie Heritage Trust.

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    TheVictorian Division is holding an Indigenous members Forum on 3 July at the Koorie Heritage Trust, 295 King Street Melbourne.

    All those attending the  Forum  must register with the Division office by COB 27 June 2014, using this form.

    Registrations after this will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. 

    For any registration enquiries, please contact Sam Maynard, email smaynard@nteu.org.au

    For any Forum enquiries, please contact Celeste Liddle, email cliddle@nteu.org.au

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  3. 70 per cent of Australians against higher university fees

    Posted 16 June 2014 by Matthew McGowan (NTEU National Office)

    Polling commissioned by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) shows that 70% of Australians oppose university fee increases for students and that higher education reforms are one of the most unpopular measures in the budget.

    The figures confirm that the community are angry about the broken election commitment not to alter university funding arrangements, as well as policies that would see students from poorer backgrounds locked out of quality education.

    “These are budget measures that Christopher Pyne and the Government kept secret before the election for a reason,” said Jeannie Rea, NTEU National

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  4. Community Announcements 5 June 2014

    Posted 5 June 2014 by Ken Norling (Vic Division)

    If you have anything you'd like included in this listing, please contact the NTEU Vic Division at knorling@vic.nteu.org.au. If you would like to receive these announcements as a weekly email, go to ...

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  5. Mid-year enrolments and the Budget

    Posted 3 June 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Mid-year university enrolment is now open. Year 12 students are about to fill out tertiary education preferences. But what fees will they be paying come 2016 and what will they have to pay in interest on a HELP loan?

    These are the questions tens of thousands of Australian families are asking. Over the weekend there were several media reports of Year 12 students expressing their concerns about the extreme rise in the cost of undertaking a university degree if the Abbott Government’s higher education Budget changes are adopted by

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  6. edXpress #14 (June 2014) out now

    Posted 2 June 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The June 2014 issue of edXpress, NTEU's free monthly e-newsletter, is out now - view it here.

    This issue is dominated by the ramifications of the Abbott Government's Federal Budget, specifically the ...

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  7. Condemnation of coup in Thailand

    Posted 2 June 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU calls for release of all academics and students detained by the military junta

     The National Tertiary Education Union condemns the latest military coup d’etat in Thailand on 22 May ...

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  8. Media Release: Cost and Debt Shifting

    Posted 29 May 2014 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU Media Release

    NTEU analysis released today shows that the Abbott Government is shifting debt and costs away from the government and onto students.

    Crucially, it shows that the level of debt students will owe the government will exceed the Australian government’s net debt sometime in the early 2020s as a result of their higher education changes.

    NTEU National President, Jeannie Rea said this was cost shifting on a grand

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  9. Media Release: Full day ‘Sport Strike’ at La Trobe Melbourne (Navitas)

    Posted 28 May 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Staff at La Trobe Melbourne (Navitas) will strike again today in response to management’s unwillingness to negotiate fairly with staff.

    Last week, staff participated in protected industrial ...

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  10. Media Release: $100,000 degrees and loan repayments into your future

    Posted 27 May 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU research released today shows the impact increased university fees will have on students.

    The research also includes predictions of how far fees will rise under the new arrangements as ...

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