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  1. Why the government's higher education policies must be opposed

    Posted 21 August 2014 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    The Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne, is expected to introduce legislation in the week commencing Monday 25 August which, if passed by both Houses of Parliament, would implement the changes ...

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  2. NTEU Release: UTS staff to go on strike

    Posted 19 August 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Less than a month after the arrival of new Vice-Chancellor, Attila Brungs, academic staff at UTS are embarking on a 24-hour strike.  

    The strike will begin at 8am, this Wednesday 20 August. ...

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  3. Media Release: NTEU supports students National Day of Action

    Posted 19 August 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has urged its members not to penalise students missing classes to participate in the National Union of Students (NUS) protests around the country this ...

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  4. Counterhegemonies with Professor Raewyn Connell

    Posted 18 August 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Professor Raewyn Connell, one of Australia’s foremost intellectuals on class, gender, education and intellectual labour is retiring. Her work has influenced generations of students and academics and changed and challenged popular and populist constructions of knowledge, of prejudices and of behaviours. Whilst walking the world stage for decades, Raewyn has also been a committed Australian academic and unionist and played a key role in last year’s collective bargaining campaign at the University of Sydney. If you are in Sydney on 5-6 September, try and get to these

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  5. Media Release: Improved ranking shows job cuts unnecessary

    Posted 15 August 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Melbourne University’s ranking in the top 50 universities in the world has left the NTEU questioning again the University's decision to cut 500 jobs.

    The University has reallocated $70 million ...

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  6. La Trobe University pushes ahead with job cuts despite widespread opposition. Courses to be closed.

    Posted 15 August 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    LTU management yesterday announced that the University would proceed with its plans to cut 350 jobs at La Trobe.  This is despite overwhelming opposition from staff, students and the ...

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  7. Fund R&D, then maybe universities can support industry

    Posted 14 August 2014 by Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office)

    By Associate Professor John Rice

    Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane (right) wants universities to be more supportive of industry, but without significant funding into research and development, that's ...

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  8. Pessimism about advances in gender equity in higher education backed up in latest stats

    Posted 12 August 2014 by Jeannie Rea (Women)

    There has been little shift for some time in the gender disparity in higher education careers and studies.

    In some areas gender equity has deteriorated. While we applaud Margaret Gardner becoming ...

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  9. Media Release: NTEU welcomes ALP campaign

    Posted 11 August 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU National President, Jeannie Rea today welcomed the ALP’s campaign against Tony Abbott’s unfair university changes.

    Rea joined concerned staff and students at Melbourne University ...

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  10. Media Release: La Trobe University staff and students rally against job cuts

    Posted 11 August 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    La Trobe University staff and students rallied today in a continuing campaign against 350 job cuts at La Trobe.  Hundreds of staff and students gathered in the Agora to voice their opposition, ...

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