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  1. Thai academics suffer in latest coup

    Posted 9 July 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    In a statement issued on 2 June, the NTEU condemned the 22 May military coup d’etat in Thailand and called for the immediate restoration of constitutional rule and for the release of all academics and students detained by the military junta.

    As the union representing the staff of Australian universities, the NTEU is specifically concerned with the round-up of academics and students calling for democracy and civilian rule.

    The statement continued to say:

    ‘NTEU, joins with other unions, NGOs and governments in calling upon the Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Army to immediately release politicians, activists, journalists and academics who have been harassed and imprisoned following the military summons to cease any political criticism or face

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  2. UK: Student debt and cashpoint colleges

    Posted 3 July 2014 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    UK experience signposts Australia’s future

    At the University & Colleges Union (UCU) we have been following recent events in Australia closely. Your government’s plans to increase student fees and to open up the sector to for-profit providers are depressingly familiar to staff and students in English higher education. On a more positive note, it has been fantastic to see the level of protests in Australia at the proposed fee changes and budget cuts!

    The UK experience

    What has been happening in England regarding fees, debt and the overall sustainability of the loan system? Since 2012-13 universities in England have been able to charge up to £9000 a year for new full-time undergraduates. As in Australia students don’t pay upfront fees but are required to take up a government-backed loan, which is paid back after graduation. Graduates must repay 9% of their gross income above a certain level of annual income (the current threshold is £25,000).  Interest rates on loans vary from 0–3% above the inflation

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  3. 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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  4. Australia in Asia White Paper

    Posted 29 October 2012 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    Australian Universities in the Asian Century

    Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, released the Government’s Australian Government’s Australia in the Asian Century While Paper on Sunday 28 ...

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  5. Private Providers allegation that Department is "sabotaging" Australia's higher education sector are off base.

    Posted 22 August 2012 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    Stephen Nagle, director of the nationally spread Holmes Institute (a private provider mainly focusing on business degrees and diplomas in business, english and cookery), has come out ...

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  6. Cambodian Women's Workers Project

    Posted 9 September 2011 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

     

    NTEU pledges support for Cambodian women workers

    Last week the NTEU National Office raised over $400 through organising a morning tea for the National Executive, Victorian Division Office ...

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  7. A short story of academic oppression in Egypt

    Posted 30 June 2011 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    From The Guardian, Wednesday 29 June 2011, by Amira Nowaira

    The real scandal at Cairo University is not the lesbian scene in a reading list text, but the cynical propaganda launched against it.

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  8. NTEU Submission to the Strategic Review of the Student Visa Program 2011

    Posted 8 June 2011 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU's submission to the submission to the Strategic Review of the Student Visa Program 2011 is attached below.

    In our submission to the 2009 Baird Review of the ESOS Act, NTEU recommended that a ...

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  9. Maid in Dominique Strauss-Kahn case Protected by Union Membership

    Posted 27 May 2011 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    The UK's Guardian online has reported that one very important fact has been largely absent from the coverage of the sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the ...

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    Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the union maid

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  10. Media Coverage: 'Pass Marks can be Degrading' The Australian

    Posted 17 March 2011 by Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office)

    An article today in The Australian looks at recent research on the alleged "soft marking" of international students.

    Jeannie Rea is quoted stating that some academic staff have been pushed into a ...

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