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  1. 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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  2. Victorian Division Indigenous Members' Forum registration

    Posted 17 June 2014 by Ken Norling (Vic Division)

    Registration for one day Victorian Division Indigenous Members' Forum, to be held Thursday 3 July at the Koorie Heritage Trust.

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    TheVictorian Division is holding an Indigenous members Forum on 3 July at the Koorie Heritage Trust, 295 King Street Melbourne.

    All those attending the  Forum  must register with the Division office by COB 27 June 2014, using this form.

    Registrations after this will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. 

    For any registration enquiries, please contact Sam Maynard, email smaynard@nteu.org.au

    For any Forum enquiries, please contact Celeste Liddle, email cliddle@nteu.org.au

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  3. Cuts to higher education funding threaten Indigenous enrolments and university staff numbers

    Posted 24 July 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) welcomes the news last week from the office of Minister for Higher Education Senator Kim Carr that a record number of Indigenous students are now ...

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  4. Indigenous staff critical to boosting Indigenous university student numbers

    Posted 18 December 2012 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) welcomed the announcement today (17 December) by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Senator Evans, on plans to double the number of Indigenous ...

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  5. University of Melbourne to axe Indigenous employment targets

    Posted 29 November 2012 by Carmel Shute (NTEU National Office)

    Do Indigenous staff count at the University of Melbourne? Apparently not, as the university is planning to axe Indigenous staff targets from its Enterprise Agreement, a standard part of agreements ...

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  6. Review of Higher Education Access & Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

    Posted 17 September 2012 by Adam Frogley (Indigenous)

    On 14 September 2012, Minister Chris Evans and Professor Larissa Behrendt released the final report and recommendations on the Review of Higher Education Access and Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres ...

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  7. Indigenous Forum 2012

    Posted 2 April 2012 by Adam Frogley (Indigenous)

    NTEU National Indigenous Forum 2012 will be held on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May 2012.  This year’s theme for Forum is ‘Bargaining – Activism & Outcomes

    As we ...

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  8. Embedding of Indigenous Content

    Posted 23 January 2012 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    Over the past week, there was a fair bit of news coverage and response with regards to the embedding of Indigenous content within all university curricula as recommended by the Bradley Review in ...

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  9. New survey reveals racial discrimination is alive and well in universities

    Posted 23 November 2011 by Adam Frogley (Indigenous)

    A survey released today of Indigenous academic and professional staff in higher education has revealed they continue to experience direct discrimination and racist attitudes in our universities.

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    Booklet
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    I'm Not A Racist, But...

    Report on Cultural Respect, Racial Discrimination, Lateral Violence & Related Policy at Australia’s Universities. Published by the National Indigenous Unit and Indigenous Policy Committee of the NTEU.

  10. No More! Enough is Enough! - Statement from NT communities

    Posted 8 November 2011 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    The NTEU Indigenous Unit would like to indicate our support, and share the below media release from NT communities:

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