12 mars 2016

Women are still losing out on pay at every stage of life, new report reveals

By Terri Macdonald. A new report released by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) today (7 March 2016) reveals that Australian women are financially disadvantaged at every key stage of their life: in childhood, at the workplace, through pregnancy, motherhood and as a carer, and in retirement. More...

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Defence Trade Controls - does it affect your research?

By Paul Kniest. Does the Defence Trade Controls regime impact on your scientific research? The criminal offences in the Defence Trade Controls Act will finally come into force on Saturday 2 April 2016 and we have updated our FAQ after talking with the Defence Trade Controls Office (DECO) and the Department of Industry. More...

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International Women's Day, 8 March 2016

By Jeannie Rea. IWD started in 1911 as a celebration of women workers rising up to demand their rights as workers and as women. It has always been about women agitating for control over our lives. See http://www.nteu.org.au/library/view/id/6805
The NTEU joins with other unions and progressive organisations around the world in celebrating International Women's Day (IWD) on March 8th, 2016. The United Nation's theme for 2016 is Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”.

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Undue Influence expert seminar

By Andrew MacDonald. On Tuesday March 8 2016, the National Tertiary Education Union hosted the expert seminar, Undue Influence: innovation agenda and university-based research. More...

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Victorian government's treaty talks a first for Australia

By Andrew MacDonald. NTEU Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Unit Coordinator Adam Frogley was interviewed by NITV for a story about a recent meeting of Indigenous Victorians saying ‘No’ to constitutional recognition, and ‘Yes’ to treaty.

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Time to put an end to higher education policy atrophy

By Andrew MacDonald. NTEU National President Jeannie Rea said Prime Minister Turnbull must firstly make it clear whether allowing universities and other providers to charge students whatever they like, which would see many students paying $100,000 or more for a degree, is still on the government’s policy table. More...

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Expert Seminar to examine Innovation Agenda impacts

By Ian Dobson. The NTEU is particularly concerned that much of the research in the arts, humanities and social sciences, which is not dependent on external research funding is at risk of becoming an endangered species. More...

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Who gets the research loot? The challenges of being a postdoctoral fellow in a neoliberal university

By Ian Dobson. My thoughts are anthropological, environmental, and geographical in that my family and I find ourselves in new cultural, geographical, and academic surrounds. I have recently moved with partner and 26-month-old daughter to rural New South Wales to take up a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship at a regional university. More...

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Ranking by medians

By Ian Dobson. When a committee needs to rank applications, it is worthwhile having committee members independently rank the applications and then starting the committee’s discussion with the medians of the ranks. More...

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Tide or tsunami? The impact of metrics on scholarly research

By Ian Dobson. Australian universities are increasingly resorting to the use of journal metrics such as impact factors and ranking lists in appraisal and promotion processes, and are starting to set quantitative ‘performance expectations’ which make use of such journal-based metrics. More...

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