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  1. Media Release: UWA fee announcement confirms NTEU warnings

    Posted 23 September 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    The UWA decision to dramatically increase undergraduate fees reinforces what the NTEU has been warning of since the Federal Budget:

    • That fees will increase by at least 20 per cent across the ...

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  2. Pyne’s claims that of our universities are in danger of sliding into mediocrity found to be ‘far-fetched’

    Posted 22 September 2014 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    The ABC Fact Check found claims made by the Minister for Education on the Bolt Report  on 24 August this year that without reform our universities will slide into mediocrity, be overtaken by our ...

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  3. OECD Education at Glance 2014

    Posted 19 September 2014 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released the 2014 version of its Education at Glance Report last week. 

    The following provides a summary of the report’s ...

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  4. The Simple Arithmetic of Inequity

    Posted 19 September 2014 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    The attached policy briefing notes uses simple numerical example to demonstrate the inherent inequity and unfairness of the government’s proposed new Commonwealth Scholarships scheme.

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  5. Media Release: La Trobe Vice Chancellor exposes real reasons for sackings

    Posted 19 September 2014 by Michael Evans (NTEU National Office)

    The whole sham of the budget-forced restructure and proposed job losses at La Trobe University was, ironically, exposed by Vice Chancellor John Dewar himself last Friday.

    In a meeting with staff and ...

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  6. The perils of being an unsettled woman

    Posted 19 September 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Women)

    If there was one political gaffe that grabbed my attention recently, it was the unfortunate announcement by Tony Abbott that Australia was ‘unsettled’ prior to 1788. Indeed, my immediate response on hearing this was to be dumbfounded. For some absurd reason I did expect slightly better from our Prime Minister and self-appointed ‘Minister for Indigenous Affairs’, particularly considering much has been made of this man’s ongoing connections with remote Aboriginal communities. Then again as Abbott, and other members of his government have proven, political gaffes are all the rage this

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  7. The (mis)shape of things to come under a deregulated higher education market

    Posted 16 September 2014 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    A story in The Australian by Higher Education Editor Julie Hare (TAFE and the damage done - September 15) reports that former CEO of Chisholm TAFE and deputy vice-chancellor of Swinburne ...

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  8. Make a Submission to the Senate Committee on the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014

    Posted 16 September 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The Federal Government’s Budget proposals to Higher Education will radically change the sector severely impacting on Universities, staff, and students.   The NTEU has been campaigning ...

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  9. Little shift in gender disparity in higher ed

    Posted 16 September 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. The proportion of women vice chancellors has fallen to 20%, just eight out of 39. It had climbed to one third a few years ago. And just the second woman to head up a ‘Group of 8’ University, starts at Monash this September.

    There has been little shift in the proportion of women academics still hovering around 44%, and women are still less than one third of the professorial class, but now at least more than one quarter. While women are two thirds of general and professional staff, and have made significant inroads into senior positions (45%), there does not seem to be any recent gains. Women still predominate in lower levels and more insecure jobs across all

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  10. Save Our Uni - Messages of support for SCU staff

    Posted 15 September 2014 by Adam Knobel (Southern Cross University)

    We've been innundated with messages of support for SCU staff and the Save our Uni. Save our local jobs. campaign. Here are some of the messages we've received:

    UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE NTEU BRANCH

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