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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. eYarn April 2014 edition

    Posted 8 April 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    Not long now before the first break of the year for most universities! It’s shaping up to be a very busy first half of the year for the NTEU. Bargaining is still underway at a number of sites ...

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  3. Andrew Bolt isn't a racist, but ...

    Posted 26 March 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    This article was originally posted at ABC's The Drum. Please click here for the original article

    Posted Tue 25 Mar 2014, 4:01pm AEDT

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  • 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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  • eYarn - June 2013 edition

    Posted 26 June 2013 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    As the mid-semester break is either here, or just around the corner, for most of you, the National Indigenous Unit would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy end-of-semester.

    It has ...

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  • Final Reminder - National Indigenous Forum 2013

    Posted 7 May 2013 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    The NTEU Indigenous Policy Committee (IPC) will conduct the 2013 NTEU National Indigenous Forum on Thursday the 23rd and Friday the 24th of May, at the Brambuk Cultural Centre in Halls Gap ...

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  • eYarn - The cut-price April 2013 edition...

    Posted 17 April 2013 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    It has been a huge month on a number of fronts in the world of Higher Education, and this edition of eYarn promises to be quite the involved one! What with the Federal Government announcing funding ...

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  • NSW Division Indigenous forum tomorrow (28/3), and update on other Division forums

    Posted 27 March 2013 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    The Division Indigenous Forums kick off tomorrow in the NSW Division. In what looks to be a well-attended event with half of the branches across the Division represented, a lively day filled with ...

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  • eYarn - March 2013 edition

    Posted 12 March 2013 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    The National Indigenous Unit would like to wish all of the Indigenous caucus a belated Happy New Year and hopes that thusfar all have had a wonderful start to 2013. The National Indigenous Unit, ...

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