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  1. Media Release: $100,000 degrees very likely according to Professor Chapman

    Posted 3 September 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union, who have been accused of exaggeration on their claim that some university degrees will cost $100,000 if the Government’s budget changes are implemented, ...

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  2. edXpress #17 (Sept 2014) out now

    Posted 3 September 2014 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    The September issue of edXpress, NTEU's free monthly news bulletin is now available. Read it here, or click here to subscribe.

    In this issue:

    • Little for women to celebrate in this ...

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  3. What is the MRFF?

    Posted 2 September 2014 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    There has been much hype around the creation of the $20billion Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).  This breifing note tries to expain what it will actually deliver.


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  4. Katrina Recoche awarded 2014 Joan Hardy Scholarship

    Posted 29 August 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU established a scholarship for post-graduate nursing research in memory of the late Joan Hardy, who died in 2003. The successful recipient of the 2014 Joan Hardy Scholarship is Katrina Recoche, a PhD candidate in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Monash University.

    The Joan Hardy Scholarship ($5000 for one year) is available for any student undertaking a study of nurses, nursing culture or practices, or historical aspects of nursing as a lay or professional practice. The student need not therefore be or have been a nurse and can be undertaking the study in disciplines/schools other than nursing. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic award of an Australian public university, and expect to submit the thesis within one year of being awarded the

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  5. Julija Knezevic awarded 2014 Carolyn Allport Scholarship

    Posted 29 August 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Julija Knezevic is the successful recipient of the inaugural Carolyn Allport Scholarship, a postgraduate scholarship in feminist studies. Julia is a PhD student at RMIT undertaking an exploratory study into the professional occupation of interpreters employed as temporary agency (haken) workers in Japan. NTEU established the scholarship in recognition of Dr Carolyn Allport’s contribution to the leadership and development of the Union in her 16 years as National President. 

    The scholarship is available for a woman undertaking postgraduate feminist studies in any discipline, who is currently enrolled in postgraduate studies by research in an Australian public university. The scholarship pays $5000 per year for a maximum of three years. In this first year, the 17 applications we received from all over Australia were assessed by prominent feminist research

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  6. Nick Riemer: The greatest threat to unis comes from their own leadership

    Posted 29 August 2014 by Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office)

    In poll after poll, the public has demonstrated its overwhelming opposition to the deregulation of university fees, as to the other austerity measures in the budget. But university ...

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  7. Media Release: University staff call on Parliament to reject the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill tabled today

    Posted 28 August 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    The Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne, has today introduced legislation that if passed would see the most radical changes to the way Australian higher education is regulated and funded in over ...

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  8. Amanda Rishworth: Women will pay a higher price for the Government's higher education cuts

    Posted 27 August 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    While Federal Government changes to our Higher Education System will deter some from going to university, for others the greatest impact will be the significant increase in student debt.

    The ...

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  9. If you are a Kiwi in Australia you can vote in the NZ Election

    Posted 26 August 2014 by Grahame McCulloch (NTEU National Office)

    Most New Zealand citizens and permanent residents who live in Australia can enrol and vote in the upcoming NZ general election on or before 20 September.

    Go to ...

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  10. Media Release: Abbott must drop higher education policies to prove he cares about children’s futures

    Posted 25 August 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Tony Abbott’s concern for children being saddled “with debts that rob them of their futures” is little more than empty rhetoric unless his higher education policies are dumped in ...

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