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  1. 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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  2. Batchelor Institute celebrates 40 years and graduates its first PhD student

    Posted 23 September 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    This year, the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE) celebrated its 40th anniversary of providing culturally-appropriate and community inclusive education for Indigenous ...

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  3. eYarn - August 2014 edition

    Posted 28 August 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    Welcome to this bumper August 2014 edition of eYarn! We trust that semester 2 is going well. The second half of 2014 marks a busy time for the NTEU so without further ado, here are some of the things ...

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  4. Australian universities don't value their Indigenous students and staff

    Posted 11 July 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    Indigenous students can contribute a lot to university life, but harsh government policies have hit them particularly hard

    This article by Celeste LIddle, NTEU Indigenous Organiser, appears in The ...

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  5. 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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  6. eYarn - June 2014 edition

    Posted 24 June 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    Welcome to the mid-year period! We’re sure that the lead-up to this point has been incredibly busy for most people, like it has with the National Indigenous Unit, and we want to wish everyone ...

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  7. Socialist Alliance passes motion supporting sovereignty and negotiation of a treaty

    Posted 24 June 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    For Sharlene Leroy-Dyer - National Indigenous Councillor elect and Branch Committee Member, Newcastle University

     

    The Socialist Alliance conference was held in Marrickville over the ...

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  8. Aloha from WIPC:E 2014

    Posted 24 June 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

     

    In May, the National Indigenous Unit’s Adam Frogley and Celeste Liddle, with the chair of the Indigenous Policy Committee (IPC), Terry Mason, attended the triennial World Indigenous ...

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    Elders' Ceremony at WIPC:E
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  9. Information on the NSW Division Indigenous Forum

    Posted 15 April 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    On behalf of Indigenous Policy Committee NSW Representative, Sharlene Leroy-Dyer

     

    Dear Colleagues,

    The NTEU NSW Indigenous Forums will be held on Monday 5th May 2014 in Newcastle and ...

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