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  1. The Abbott Government's planned de-regulation of uni degrees to hit women the hardest

    Posted 26 June 2014 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    New modelling by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) at the University of Canberra, in conjunction with news website The Conversation report (HECS upon you: NATSEM models ...

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  2. Recent human rights actions by NTEU

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

    NTEU National Office regularly sends letters to foreign governments and companies in support of imprisoned or victimised educators and workers, upon the request of education and human rights ...

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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. Science meets Parliament 2014

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

    The 14th Science meets Parliament (SmP) event (17–18 March 2014) provided the platform and opportunities for scientists, government, parliamentarians, industry and community representatives to engage and interact with the sole aim to advance the role and impact of science and technology in

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. NSW politicians defend our universities

    Posted 25 June 2014 by Genevieve Kelly (NSW Division)

    The response to the Abbott Government’s punitive budget has been heartening. Attacks on our universities have spurred the community to action to protect quality, public higher education. On 6 July, union members and community groups will rally to defend a fair Australia and oppose increases to university fees.

    A number of prominent NSW politicians have also joined us to say no to $100,000 degrees. I'd like to thank them for their support. Now it is over to you... do you say no to $100,000 degrees?

    You can check out these and more photos on our facebook and twitter. You can also send your own photo: http://bit.ly/BustTheBudgetSelfie

     

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  8. Media Release: Pyne’s new Commonwealth Scholarships scheme is inequitable and unworkable

    Posted 25 June 2014 by Michael Evans (NTEU National Office)

    National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) analysis (attached) shows that the proposed new Commonwealth Scholarship scheme for higher education students introduced as part of the 2014-15 Federal Budget ...

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  9. Declaration of uncontested positions for NSW Division

    Posted 23 June 2014 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    Declaration of uncontested positions in the NSW Division for the 2014 round of NTEU elections.

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  10. Declaration of uncontested positions for NT Division

    Posted 23 June 2014 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    Declaration of uncontested positions in the NT Division for the 2014 round of NTEU elections.

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