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  1. Media Release: Can hungry people go on hunger strike

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

    Members of the NTEU and other Victorian unions will be holding a solidarity rally with striking Bangladeshi garment workers on Friday 8 August at 12:30pm outside SBS TV in Federation Square.

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  2. Blue Stocking Week Events - Invitation

    Posted 7 August 2014 by Colin Long (Vic Division)

    Last year, we focused on what the future may hold – we were heading towards a conservative Tony Abbott-led Coalition government.  It was important that we held the line, defending ...

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  3. Bluestocking Week - Abbott Govt has crossed the line

    Posted 6 August 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    In the lead up to Bluestocking Week 2014 (11-15 August), NTEU National President Jeannie Rea asks are we standing still or actually going backwards? Will women’s achievements in higher ...

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  4. Would Albert Einstein define Christopher Pyne’s higher education reforms as madness?

    Posted 6 August 2014 by Paul Kniest (NTEU National Office)

    In a story published in the Australian Higher Education Section of 6 August 2014 (Andrew Forrest, BCA ‘need reality check’ on VET reforms) reporter John Ross reminds us that Albert ...

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  5. Financial impact of Budget changes on Australian universities

    Posted 5 August 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    There is no argument that future students will bear the greatest costs if the Abbott Government’s proposed changes to higher education announced in 2014-15 Federal Budget are implemented. The ...

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  6. Impact of Budget changes on regional and outer metropolitan universities and communities

    Posted 5 August 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The consensus is that rural and regional communities will be hardest hit by the Budget’s higher education changes. This understanding is shared amongst higher education experts and by ...

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  7. Wikibomb planned to boost Wikipedia content on Australian women scientists

    Posted 4 August 2014 by Jeannie Rea (Women)

    Hot on the heels of NTEU/NUS/CAPA Bluestocking Week is National Science Week (16-24 August), during which the Australian Academy of Science is holding a Women of Science Wikibomb (14 ...

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  8. Media Release: La Trobe University refuses to hear staff on savage job cuts

    Posted 3 August 2014 by Michael Evans (NTEU National Office)

    The La Trobe University Chancellor has refused to allow the NTEU to speak to a petition from staff and students against 350 job cuts at La Trobe.  
     
    The NTEU had made a formal approach to ...

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  9. Cross the line and tell us your bluestocking story

    Posted 30 July 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

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    This year, it’s time for action on campuses. NTEU with NUS and CAPA will use Bluestocking Week to highlight the importance of women speaking out and sharing our stories and views.

    We need to hear the stories of the women in our universities as we "cross the line" and challenge attitudes that seek to restrict women's freedom and opportunities.  In short, we want to hear diverse and contemporary ‘bluestocking’ experiences.

    We can create a human tapestry that describes the experiences of women who work and study in our universities, as women ‘cross the line’ and challenge attitudes that seek to restrict our freedom and opportunities.

    We want to hear from all women in the university community:

    • students,
    • academics
    • professional and general staff
    • graduates
    • friends

    Tell us your stories of the value of education and opportunity, and what you are doing to challenge the status

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  10. University funding cuts cause severe indigestion for government (SMH 14.7.14)

    Posted 14 July 2014 by Paul Clifton (NTEU National Office)

    Crossbench senators with an ear to popular opinion could become even less co-operative when university cuts come before them, with new polling showing the Coalition’s changes are poison in voter-land.

    Extensive automated phone polling across 23 federal electorates taking in all states has found cuts in federal funding and changes to allow increased fees, higher loan charges, and access to limited federal funding by non-university course providers, have not gone over well with households.

    Sixty-nine per cent of those polled said they opposed “significant increases in fees” and 65 per cent said they opposed a 20 per cent funding

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