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  1. Changes to funding arrangements for the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS)

    Posted 8 October 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    The Federal Government early last month announced changes to the funding arrangements for the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) and this prompted a number of responses from Indigenous ...

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  2. 18C and the ‘right to be bigots’

    Posted 26 June 2014 by Adam Frogley (Indigenous)

    On 25 March 2014 – a watershed day in the debate of freedom of speech versus the right for all Australian citizens to be protected from acts of racial discrimination – Attorney-General George Brandis announced the Government intended to repeal Sections 18.B, C, D and E from the Racial Discrimination Act (1975), replacing them with a ‘strengthened’ version.

    This brought passionate pleas from many community organisations and individuals to immediately withdraw the proposal. 

    While it would appear that the Government is forging ahead with this move on the basis that they see fault with these sections of the Act, the explanations from the Attorney-General on why his new proposed wording would be beneficial fall far short of the existing protections in the Act.

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  3. Information on the NSW Division Indigenous Forum

    Posted 15 April 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    On behalf of Indigenous Policy Committee NSW Representative, Sharlene Leroy-Dyer

     

    Dear Colleagues,

    The NTEU NSW Indigenous Forums will be held on Monday 5th May 2014 in Newcastle and ...

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  4. Cuts to higher education funding threaten Indigenous enrolments and university staff numbers

    Posted 24 July 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) welcomes the news last week from the office of Minister for Higher Education Senator Kim Carr that a record number of Indigenous students are now ...

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  5. 4 jobs axed - Background to the change plan for UTS Indigenous Staff

    Posted 24 April 2013 by Belinda Viset (University of Technology Sydney)

    The history leading up to this

    The transition in Directorship of Jumbunna (2010/11), left operational processes, procedures, roles and accountabilities in disarray.

    In addition, there was a lack of ...

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  6. Indigenous staff critical to boosting Indigenous university student numbers

    Posted 18 December 2012 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) welcomed the announcement today (17 December) by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Senator Evans, on plans to double the number of Indigenous ...

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  7. eYarn - Shutdown Period edition

    Posted 14 December 2012 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    Welcome to the end of the year! The National Indigenous Unit hopes that the assessment/application period is going well for everyone, and that all enjoy a well-earned break during the shutdown ...

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  8. Review of Higher Education Access & Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

    Posted 17 September 2012 by Adam Frogley (Indigenous)

    On 14 September 2012, Minister Chris Evans and Professor Larissa Behrendt released the final report and recommendations on the Review of Higher Education Access and Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres ...

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  9. Happy NAIDOC Week!

    Posted 2 July 2012 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    Happy NAIDOC Week 2012!

    In what has been a year of prominent trials and tribulations in the Indigenous Sovereignty movement, the theme of NAIDOC Week 2012 is poignantly "Spirit of the Tent Embassy: ...

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  10. Indigenous business is Union business - Musgrave Park Tent embassy

    Posted 17 May 2012 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    As many are no doubt aware, on the 16/5/12, 200 Police Officers, on the orders of QLD Premier Campbell Newman, and Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk descended upon Musgrave Park to forcibly remove the ...

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