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  1. Media Release: Audit Commission’s proposal to increase student fees to promote quality and access won’t work, says NTEU

    Posted 1 May 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Increasing the cost of getting a university degree through increasing HELP fees plus deregulating fees is not the way to ensure Australia has a robust and internationally reputable higher education ...

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  2. Debate already shifted onto how to make students pay according to NTEU

    Posted 24 April 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

     

    The frame of debate over university funding has shifted over the past few  weeks as we head towards the Abbott Government’s first budget. Rather than continuing campaigning to ...

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  3. It’s so nice to get away for a few days – and even nicer if you are paid

    Posted 23 April 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

     

     

    I  hope that members working in universities got some personal time over the Easter break. But do spare a thought for your sessionally employed academic colleagues, who also ...

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  4. Media Release: Report of Demand Driven System Review exhibits blind faith in a market solution

    Posted 14 April 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

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    The report of the Demand Driven Funding System Review released today seems to be having a bob each way according to the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU).  The report is ...

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  5. edXpress #12 (April 2014) out now!

    Posted 7 April 2014 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    After a few month's hiatus, NTEU's free subscription based monthly e-bulletin, edXpress is back. With news and views on what’s happening on our campuses around the country, we file on ...

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  6. Media Release: Cleaning Jobs Go While JCU Makes Millions

    Posted 7 April 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    At a meeting on Wednesday morning, James Cook University (JCU) cleaning staff on the Townsville campus were told their jobs will go as part of the University’s push to outsource services on its ...

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  7. Have your say in the Member Advantage 2014 Satisfaction Survey

    Posted 1 April 2014 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    Member Advantage invites you to complete the Member Advantage 2014 Satisfaction Survey and go into the draw to win one of two $250 Westfield Gift Cards.

    This survey is conducted annually to ...

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  8. Media Release: Fee hikes could lose money, NTEU warns in lead up to student protests

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

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) supports the National Union of Students (NUS) National Day of Action (NDA) to be held Wednesday 26 March.

    The NDA will give voice to concerns over the ...

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  9. Academics for Refugees, Open Letter to Prime Minister Abbott

    Posted 25 March 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Dear colleagues,

    Please consider signing the Open Letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott protesting the Government’s current policy towards asylum seekers.

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  10. Bargaining State of Play, March 2014

    Posted 20 March 2014 by Grahame McCulloch (NTEU National Office)

    The end of 2013 saw a number of breakthroughs in negotiations at universities including Tasmania, RMIT, Charles Darwin, Murdoch and ANU.  

    Seventeen NTEU-endorsed Agreements have been finalised, with bargaining at a number of other sites progressing well. However, there are a significant number of universities where progress has stalled, forcing Branches to consider taking industrial action.

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