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  1. Penalty rate cuts will lead to more students dropping out

    Posted 23 February 2017 by Andrew MacDonald (NTEU National Office)

    Today’s Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision to cut weekend penalty rates will have an adverse impact on students’ academic performance, says the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU).


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  2. Campus Insider: We’re not in Kansas anymore… 

    Posted 17 February 2017 by Kieran McCarron (University of Adelaide)

    From your Campus Insider..

    Well, it’s happened. The United States of America elected and inaugurated the biggest Ming on the planet, one so bedazzled by his own Bling he doesn’t care who ...

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  3. “That’s enough”: Chancellor shuts down debate over staff representation as contradictions revealed

    Posted 17 February 2017 by Kieran McCarron (University of Adelaide)

    The University Community Meeting on Monday (watch it here) proved a challenging one for Chancellor Kevin Scarce, as he struggled to defend the absence of consultation with the university community ...

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  4. Australian Universities' Review vol 59 no 1

    Posted 10 February 2017 by Ian Dobson (NTEU National Office)

    The first issue of Australian Universities' Review for 2017 (vol. 59, no. 1) is now available online. Members who have opted-in will received their paper copy in the post in the coming fortnight.

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    Australian Universities' Review vol. 59 no. 1

    Cover photograph by Anne Morley.

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  5. 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.

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  6. NTEU congratulates Professor Mackay-Sim

    Posted 27 January 2017 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU congratulates Professor Alan Mackay-Sim on being awarded Australian of the Year. Biomedical scientist and academic at Griffith University, Emeritus Professor Mackay-Sim’s research on ...

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  7. Call for authors for book on motherhood and academia

    Posted 23 January 2017 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU member and former NTEU organiser, Dr Lisa Lines, with Assoc. Prof. Joanne Devlin, are seeking female authors for their upcoming book on motherhood and academia. If you are interested, ...

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  8. Welcome to 2017

    Posted 19 January 2017 by Juliet Fuller (University of South Australia)

    The new year is a great time to be talking to your colleagues about joining the NTEU. As we negotiate new workloads, changes to conditions, budgetary restrictions, new managers, sessional staff ...

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    Posted 18 January 2017 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)



    It is with sadness that I received news last evening of the ...

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  10. Vale Carolyn Allport, first elected NTEU National President

    Posted 17 January 2017 by Grahame McCulloch (NTEU National Office)

    Dear Colleagues,

    It is with much sadness that I heard of the death earlier this week of NTEU’s first elected National President, Carolyn Allport.  Carolyn was President from 1994-2010 and ...

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