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  1. eYarn Oct/Nov 2014 edition

    Posted 21 November 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    We’re nearing the end of the year now with assessment time underway and another National Council done and dusted. We hope the assessment period and end of year is treating everyone well! ...

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  2. Changes to funding arrangements for the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS)

    Posted 8 October 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    The Federal Government early last month announced changes to the funding arrangements for the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) and this prompted a number of responses from Indigenous ...

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  3. 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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  4. Cuts to higher education funding threaten Indigenous enrolments and university staff numbers

    Posted 24 July 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) welcomes the news last week from the office of Minister for Higher Education Senator Kim Carr that a record number of Indigenous students are now ...

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  5. Indigenous staff critical to boosting Indigenous university student numbers

    Posted 18 December 2012 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) welcomed the announcement today (17 December) by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Senator Evans, on plans to double the number of Indigenous ...

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  6. Review of Higher Education Access & Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

    Posted 17 September 2012 by Adam Frogley (Indigenous)

    On 14 September 2012, Minister Chris Evans and Professor Larissa Behrendt released the final report and recommendations on the Review of Higher Education Access and Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres ...

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  7. Happy NAIDOC Week!

    Posted 2 July 2012 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    Happy NAIDOC Week 2012!

    In what has been a year of prominent trials and tribulations in the Indigenous Sovereignty movement, the theme of NAIDOC Week 2012 is poignantly "Spirit of the Tent Embassy: ...

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  8. Indigenous business is Union business - Musgrave Park Tent embassy

    Posted 17 May 2012 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    As many are no doubt aware, on the 16/5/12, 200 Police Officers, on the orders of QLD Premier Campbell Newman, and Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk descended upon Musgrave Park to forcibly remove the ...

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  9. Indigenous Forum 2012

    Posted 2 April 2012 by Adam Frogley (Indigenous)

    NTEU National Indigenous Forum 2012 will be held on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May 2012.  This year’s theme for Forum is ‘Bargaining – Activism & Outcomes

    As we ...

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  10. Embedding of Indigenous Content

    Posted 23 January 2012 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    Over the past week, there was a fair bit of news coverage and response with regards to the embedding of Indigenous content within all university curricula as recommended by the Bradley Review in ...

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