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  1. Latest issue of Advocate out now

    Posted 10 July 2017 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The latest edition of Advocate (vol. 24, no. 2) is now available online. A PDF download is available here, or read the hi-res emag online.

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    Advocate, July 2017

    "Pay More, Get Less"
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  2. Advocate vol. 24 no. 1 out now

    Posted 16 March 2017 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Dear Member, 

    The latest edition of Advocate (vol. 24, no. 1) is now available online. A PDF download is available here, or read the hi-res emag online. You will receive ...

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    Advocate, March 2017

    "Australia tops world university rankings ... for VCs' pay"
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  3. National Council 2016: Every member counts (Advocate 23 03)

    Posted 10 November 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    By Jeannie Rea, National President

    NTEU’s annual National Council meeting included many new faces, as following recent elections 35 new Councillors joined 98 re-elected delegates to participate in the three day conference.

    The major focus of the meeting was upon building a recruitment culture, which is particularly timely in view of the looming round of university enterprise bargaining, which is already well underway in Western Australia and started at several other sites around the

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  4. Aggressive tactics employed against NTEU in bargaining (Advocate 23 03)

    Posted 10 November 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Round 7 bargaining continues to unfold, predominantly in Western Australia, Queensland and Tasmania. The management agenda in WA, and in Queensland at Griffith and James Cook University (JCU) in particular, is a regressive one, paired with an aggressive approach. At Murdoch University, management has engaged union-busting lawyers to break the NTEU, and is engaging itself in a highly legalistic field battle. 

    Nonetheless, our bargainers persist undaunted, with a successful protected action ballot now under our

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  5. Advocate vol. 23 no. 3 out now

    Posted 9 November 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Dear Member, 

    The latest edition of Advocate (vol. 23, no. 3) is now available online. PDF download is available here, or read the hi-res emag online. You will receive ...

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    Advocate, November 2016

    "A Fair Go for all university staff"
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  6. This is real – your vote does matter (Advocate 23 02)

    Posted 21 June 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    In this long federal election campaign it has become far too easy to be cynical and to disengage other than to ‘like’ the occasional witty meme on Facebook. 

    As we enter the final weeks of the election campaign will intensify and the big money will start advertising. The alcohol and gambling lobbies will go for Xenophon. The coal miners and their mates, including the nuclear industry, will throw their massive resources against the Greens, to not only stop Green electoral gains, but to send the message to Labor and to Turnbull to watch their step. The relatively benign coverage given to the minor players will switch off. Wilkie, Lazarus, Lambie and other recontesting Independents and new candidates will struggle to be heard at the very time their voices are needed against the cacophony of the two party

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  7. Advocate vol. 23 no. 2 out now

    Posted 20 June 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The June 2016 edition of Advocate, vol. 23 no. 2, is now available online. Members will receive their print version this week, or their e-delivery notification today (20 June).

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    Advocate, June 2016

    Federal Election 2016. $100,000 degrees? No way.
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  8. The latest edition of Advocate (vol. 23, no. 1) is now available online

    Posted 16 March 2016 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The latest edition of Advocate (vol. 23, no. 1) is now available online. We hope you find this issue informative and enlightening, and look forward to your feedback or comments.

    Members will begin receiving the printed magazine in the mail in the coming days.

    PDF download is available here, or read the hi-res emag online

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  9. Time to strengthen University Acts? (Advocate 22 03)

    Posted 16 November 2015 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    Few will be surprised that the tenor of legislative changes foreshadowed by the Western Australian Government for WA University Acts is to replace elected staff representatives on governing bodies with appointed ones, and to allow universities to act increasingly as profit-driven commercial corporations. But as well as these dangers, change presents an opportunity to broaden the debate and strengthen the role and characteristics of universities. 

    Unlike many other OECD nations, Australia has little overarching legislation that defines universities or their characteristics. Beyond the description of the distinctive purposes of universities in the Higher Education Support Act, it is largely left to each university to define itself and its role. If the University of Western Australia (UWA) is anything to go by, this can be hopelessly

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  10. A most unlikely union: launch of NTEU history (Advocate 22 03)

    Posted 12 November 2015 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU: A Most Unlikely Union is available online in the NTEU Shop for the special members’ price of $45 shop.nteu.org.au/product/a-most-unlikely-union/

    Professor Raewyn Connell launched John O’Brien’s book National Tertiary Education Union: A Most Unlikely Union (UNSW Press, 2015) at the NTEU National Council on 9 October 2015.

    NTEU Life Member Raewyn Connell opened with the declaration, ‘I’ve read a lot of union official histories, and most of them have all the colour, verve and drama of a municipal water supply report. John O’Brien’s history of our surprising Union is definitely not one of

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