11 novembre 2015

TPP, copyright law and education (Advocate 22 03)

By Paul Clifton. There is much concern across the Pacific rim about the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) upon public education. The secretive trade agreement involves a dozen nations across the Pacific, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States, and Indonesia may soon join. More...

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Something big is happening: are you in? (Advocate 22 03)

By Paul Clifton. Yet how quickly we were disappointed to see that, in order for Turnbull to get the keys of the Lodge, a deal had been made with the conservative gatekeepers of the Liberal Party and the policy status quo would remain the same. If it works, Direct Action will provide a paltry five per cent cut in Australia’s carbon emissions by 2020. More...

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Divestment as a powerful tactic (Advocate 22 03)

By Paul Clifton. Our universities are under attack not just from successive governments led by the major parties, but from the powerful corporate interests pulling their strings. But divestment can be used as a tool to benefit both the environment and our sector. More...

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Education for sale (Advocate 22 03)

By Jeannie Rea. Privatisation and commercialisation in and of education is undermining the expansion of educational opportunities for children and adults around the world. Access of children to primary and secondary school and onto tertiary education has increased across all regions. However, the incursion of private, specifically for-profit, businesses into all levels of education exploits individuals, families and communities seeking the best education they can afford. Poor and less educated people are shamelessly exploited by these education profiteers. More...

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Changing university conversations (Advocate 22 03)

By Jeannie Rea. At our National Women’s Conference in August we had a Q&A where a panel of university staff, union officials and students were asked: What would you do if you were Vice-Chancellor for a day?
Not surprisingly panellists focused upon respecting staff; workloads, career progression and job security; reallocating funds away from the latest bright and shiny fad; introducing transparency and accountability of management; fair dinkum staff and student involvement in decision making; and not just acknowledging, but dealing with the real impacts of gender discrimination
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Latest edition of Advocate out now

By Jeannie Rea. With the advent of the Turnbull Governmentt, the latest edition of Advocate (vol. 22, no. 3) analyses the Coalition’s approach to higher education and research, arguing that privatisation and commercialisation are still framing any debate. More...

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NTEU calls on UWA to come clean over law changes

By Andrew MacDonald. The National Tertiary Education Union is calling on the University of Western Australia to come clean and divulge the nature of its negotiations with the State Government over changes to its governing Act of Parliament. More...

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MEDIA RELEASE: NTEU to divest from fossil fuels and invest in renewable energy

By Andrew MacDonald. The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) is the first Australian union to commit to screening out fossil fuel interests from its investment portfolio, following the adoption of an Ethical Investment Brief. More...

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NTEU to divest from fossil fuels and invest in renewable energy

By Andrew MacDonald. The Australian Financial Review today reports that the NTEU has "voted to divest fossil fuel holdings from its investment portfolio - making it the first union in the country to do so". More...

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No case for making students pay more

By Andrew MacDonald. Students are already bearing the costs of supporting the Australian higher education system and should not be expected to pay more according to the National Tertiary Education Union, responding to the latest report from the Grattan Institute. More...

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