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  1. 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.

  2. 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
    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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  3. Universities Australia conference from the casual academic perspective

    Posted 26 February 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    With Universities Australia’s 2014 Higher Education Conference starting today, we are happy to also welcome a new social media project that focuses upon higher education issues from casual, ...

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  4. University funding

    Posted 24 January 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    “University planning is far too important to be left solely to market forces”

    NTEU in Times HES on the impact of deregulating university places

    Late last year the UK Conservative ...

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  5. Tribute to Nelson Mandela, by David Ensor

    Posted 17 December 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Nelson Mandela was often spoken of while I was growing up in Durban the 70’s – feared by some of my young school mates as a “terrorist”, treated suspiciously by some ...

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  6. Unions pay tribute to Nelson Mandela as a man of peace and AN inspirational figure of justice and equality

    Posted 6 December 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Australian unions are today mourning the death of Nelson Mandela, a towering figure of the twentieth century and an inspirational figurehead for equality and justice across the globe.

    “Today, ...

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  7. Media Release: Labor shows strong support for universities and their students

    Posted 3 December 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) congratulates the Labor Opposition on its decision today to oppose Christopher Pyne’s damaging funding cuts to Australian universities and their ...

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  8. 2013 NTEU lecture: Academics have broader obligations to their local communities

    Posted 2 December 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    University of Sydney Professor Marian Baird says that “as a Professor in a public university, I see that I have an obligation to give back to the community.”

    Professor Baird argues that ...

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  9. Two Important Seminars

    Posted 26 November 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Seminar 1:

    Will Stephen Harper Win the 'War on Science'?

    Canada's conservative approach to higher education and research policy

    with David Robinson, Canadian Association of University Teachers ...

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    NTEU Seminar with David Robinson

    • Published: 26 Nov, 2013

  10. Unions vote to push for leave for workers who experience domestic violence.

    Posted 25 November 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    White Ribbon Ambassador and ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver said Australian Unions will support a special resolution at the ACTU Executive on Tuesday for paid domestic violence leave to be included as a ...

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