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  1. NTEU stands in solidarity with our colleagues in Turkey

    Posted by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Persecution of Academics for Peace escalates

    At least 23,427 academics have either lost their jobs at universities when their contracts were terminated or were dismissed from their positions, or ...

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  2. Support Academic Freedom: Show the world that Middle Eastern and Latin American students are welcome here

    Posted 30 January 2017 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Fortunately, Australian academics are joining others worldwide protesting US President Trump’s Executive Order suspending visas for nationals from 7 Muslim majority countries.

     See and ...

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  3. Vale Helen Kelly

    Posted 14 October 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU offers our condolences to our friends at the NZ Tertiary Education Union at the sad news of the death of Helen Kelly.

    Helen is known to many in the NTEU through her participation in NTEU ...

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  4. Kurdish school for war orphans (Advocate 23 02)

    Posted 24 June 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    By John Tully

    The Kobanê Residential School for Orphans project is sponsored by the Kurdish Association of Victoria and Australians for Kurdistan.

    Children are always the worst hit in any war and the suffering of Syrian children has been immense. Who can forget the dreadful photographs of Alan Kurdi, the little boy whose body was washed up on a Turkish beach? Alan’s family came from Kobanê, the Kurdish city that lies astride the Turkish border in the Rojava district of northern

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  5. NTEU condemns police shooting protesting PNG students

    Posted 8 June 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU condemns police shooting protesting PNG students

    On behalf of the NTEU, I condemn the shooting of students and civilians in Papua New Guinea, after police reportedly opened fire on a crowd of ...

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  6. Academics’ freedom under attack in Turkey (Advocate 23 01)

    Posted 18 March 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU joined with 20 higher education associations and unions from around the world in expressing grave concern over recent reports of widespread victimisation of members of Turkey’s higher education and research

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  7. NTEU calls for urgent action in support of Turkish academics

    Posted 22 January 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Today NTEU has joined with twenty higher education associations, including trade unions, from around the world in issuing a joint public letter expressing grave concern over recent reports of ...

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  8. Hong Kong: Protests in support of academic freedom (Advocate 22 03)

    Posted 17 November 2015 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    When an academic accused of plagiarism makes front page headlines for three to four days, there has to be more it. 

    The academic in question Professor Joseph Cheng Yu-shek was a chair professor of political science at the City University of Hong Kong when these accusations were made just over a year

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  9. TPP impacts on education and education services

    Posted 16 November 2015 by Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office)

    It is widely accepted that the secrecy under which the TPP was negotiated has set a terrible anti-democratic precedent for the Commonwealth's future dealings around treaties and trade deals, though the major parties continue to skirt and avoid this key point.

    The fact that there is still no analysis of the impacts of the TPP upon the Australian economy, let alone Australian society, and that when it is completed it will be done by DFAT at the behest of the Commonwealth government, is deceptive, unaccountable and disingenuous. Who is defending the interest of Australian citizens (or citizens from the second and third world nations we are leveraging for our economic

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  10. Zimbabwe: A tough road for unionist lecturers (Advocate 22 03)

    Posted 16 November 2015 by Matthew McGowan (NTEU National Office)

    Life in Zimbabwe is much harder for working people than in Australia, notwithstanding the attacks we currently face. A recent Supreme Court ruling in Zimbabwe has significantly undermined employment protections resulting in tens of thousands of workers facing termination as a result. 

    The Government has been known to ignore Court rulings when they don’t suit them. Public sector wages are about a quarter of that required for a family to live on, and as a result corruption is endemic. The President, Robert Mugabe, is now 91 and has ruled uninterrupted for 27

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