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  1. 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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  2. The more things change, the more they stay the same

    Posted 19 March 2014 by Adam Frogley (Indigenous)

    This article by Adam Frogley appears in the March 2014 issue of Advocate.


    The announcement by the Abbott Government that the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet would now be the new ...

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  3. NTEU Supports ABS/ERA review into Indigenous Research Codes

    Posted 17 June 2013 by Adam Frogley (Indigenous)

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) welcomes the announcement to incorporate specific Field of Research (FOR) Codes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research.

    The announcement, ...

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  4. 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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  5. NTEU Indigenous Employment Campaign video

    Posted 5 June 2012 by Adam Frogley (Indigenous)


    Indigenous NTEU members talk about the benefits of being in a union and the NTEU Indigenous employment clauses within University Collective Agreements.

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  6. NTEU Elections: Indigenous nomination forms

    Posted 30 May 2012 by Adam Frogley (Indigenous)

    The NTEU conducts elections for nearly all positions every two years. Below is a Nomination Form circulated by the Australian Electoral Commission for all Indigenous positions.

    All NTEU Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members are urged to consider taking this opportunity to represent their fellow

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  7. Announcement - Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous Engagement CQU

    Posted 20 April 2012 by Adam Frogley (Indigenous)

    Professor Bronwyn Fredericks has been appointed as the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) at CQUniversity. She commenced in the position on the 12 March.

    Bronwyn has been a long term member ...

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  8. Indigenous Forum 2012

    Posted 2 April 2012 by Adam Frogley (Indigenous)

    NTEU National Indigenous Forum 2012 will be held on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May 2012.  This year’s theme for Forum is ‘Bargaining – Activism & Outcomes

    As we ...

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  9. eYarn

    Posted 30 March 2012 by Adam Frogley (Indigenous)

    The inaugural issue of the monthly electronic newsletter eYarn has now been published and distributed via email to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members.

    eYarn is designed to ...

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