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  1. 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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  2. Deregulation of Victorian vocational education: A case study in policy and market failure

    Posted 26 June 2014 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    As we all wait with anticipation for the market to ‘waive’ its magic in the deregulated higher education market, we might ask why such an approach has been such an unmitigated failure in relation to Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Victoria. The Brumby Labor Government’s 2008 Securing Jobs for Your Future policy introduced a student-demand driven system in which public funding was fully contestable between public TAFE institutes and private providers for the delivery of VET, not dissimilar to the approach Christopher Pyne wants to impose on higher education.

    The primary objective of the Victorian policy was to increase the number of people undertaking training in areas and at levels where skills are needed for the Victorian economy.  The only problem is that this did not

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  3. Mary Kelly: Commonwealth scholarships trashed

    Posted 26 June 2014 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    The Federal Budget claims to create a new ‘Commonwealth Scholarship’ scheme but, in reality it cuts $800 million from the existing scheme, trashes the Liberal legacy of Menzies and Nelson, and makes things worse for low-income students.

    Before Whitlam abolished fees, Menzies had in place a widespread system of Commonwealth Scholarships (CS) which paid for tuition fees and provided a living

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  4. Bargaining update - June 2014

    Posted 23 June 2014 by Grahame McCulloch (NTEU National Office)

    There has been intense activity at several Branches over the last few months, with industrial action reported in the last edition of Advocate at the University of Western Australia and the University of Queensland (UQ) resulting in finalised Agreements. More recently, staff have taken action at University of Technology, Sydney, Macquarie University and Navitas (La Trobe) in pursuit of fair Agreements.

    Agreements completed and close

    Staff at Monash University and UQ were set to be balloted at the time of writing, with the Agreements delivering annual pay rises of 3% and 3.1% respectively.

    Other Agreements that have been approved, or are before Fair Work Commission for approval, include the University of New England, Flinders University, University of South Australia, University of Western Sydney, La Trobe University and QUT.  The Macquarie University Academic Staff Agreement has also been finalised.

    The Bargaining State of Play table shows an overview of pay and conditions achieved in all completed

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  5. Bargaining State of Play, March 2014

    Posted 20 March 2014 by Grahame McCulloch (NTEU National Office)

    The end of 2013 saw a number of breakthroughs in negotiations at universities including Tasmania, RMIT, Charles Darwin, Murdoch and ANU.  

    Seventeen NTEU-endorsed Agreements have been finalised, with bargaining at a number of other sites progressing well. However, there are a significant number of universities where progress has stalled, forcing Branches to consider taking industrial action.

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  6. Freedom is not just another word

    Posted 20 March 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Academic freedom is the freedom to conduct research, teach, speak and publish, subject to the norms and standards of scholarly inquiry, without interference or penalty, wherever the search for truth ...

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    Advocate, March 2014

    Vol 21, no. 1.

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  7. Latest issue of Advocate (vol. 21 no. 1) is now online

    Posted 13 March 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The latest edition of the Advocate (vol. 21, no. 1) is now online at www.nteu.org.au/advocate.
     
    The magazine is available as an online e-mag (with high resolution zooming, browsing and print functions, click here to view) or as a PDF download

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  8. Latest issue of Advocate now available

    Posted 30 July 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The latest issue of NTEU's member magazine, Advocate, is being mailed out to members this week.

    This issue includes extensive reporting and discussion on our Dumb Cuts campaign, the Special National ...

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  9. Latest edition of Advocate now available

    Posted 23 November 2012 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    The latest edition of The Advocate is now available in the NTEU Library (see below for download). Members who have opted for soft delivery will receive their email notification today. All ...

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    Advocate, Nov 2012

    'Respect, recognition and reward in bargaining'

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  10. Latest issue of Advocate, vol. 19, no. 2

    Posted 10 July 2012 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    The latest edition of The Advocate is now available in the NTEU Library (see below for download). Members who have opted for soft delivery will receive their email notification this morning. All ...

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    Advocate, July 2012

    "Fighting for TAFE"

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