28 avril 2019

Review the Review! (Advocate 26 01)

Like the postal survey that prompted it, the Government’s Religious Freedom Review has left many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people feeling isolated, vulnerable and fed up. More...

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Counting the Coalition’s failings (Advocate 26 01)

There are so many reasons to vote out the Coalition Government at the May election: energy policy and climate change, higher education and research funding, public broadcasting, treatment of refugees, the appalling level of the Newstart allowance. It is just not possible to document their many failings in one small column. More...

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Epidemic of invisible work (Advocate 26 01)

There’s an old saying that if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. The epidemic of academic over work is, in part, a data problem. We have no idea how many hours academics work, but anecdotally it’s a lot. More...

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Why free TAFE matters (Advocate 26 01)

Thousands of Victorians started their free TAFE courses this year. This will change people’s lives for the better. It means, too, that public technical and further education is on the way to rebuilding as the focus of post school education, alongside public universities. More...

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Election web-watch (Advocate 26 01)

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is a vast collection of data on every election in every electorate in recent Australian history, as well as explanatory pieces on how the system works – preferential voting, proportional representation, the distribution of preferences, electoral redistributions, electoral swings, etc. More...

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Academic freedom: China’s crackdown on dissent (Advocate 26 01)

The increasingly repressive regime of Chinese leader Xi Jinping has sent a fresh wave of interference through the country’s universities in recent months, with further curbs on existing roadblocks to academic freedom. More...

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Together we grieve, together we respond to end racism (Advocate 26 01)

On 15 March 2019 at 1.32pm New Zealand changed forever. The murder of fifty people at mosques in Christchurch stunned us all.
In the days that followed, the tragedy has brought New Zealanders together in our tens of thousands to mourn, to express our horror, and to try to make sense of the world.
It has mobilised our members to provide aroha and support to those affected by the racist attacks in Christchurch. We have sought to meet with our Muslim members and their families kanohi ki te kanohi, though respecting that this must happen when they are ready to share their time with us. More...

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Vote 1, Australian tertiary education (Advocate 26 01)

Welcome to the Federal Election edition of the Advocate. In this edition we’ve examined the policies of the ALP, Coalition and Greens to help inform you about what this election means for higher education. More...

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Changing the rules on industrial relations (Advocate 26 01)

For the first time since the 2007 election, when voters comprehensively rejected John Howard’s WorkChoices regime, industrial relations policies will be centre-stage in a Federal Election. More...

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Freedom, funding and fees (Advocate 26 01)

For the NTEU, the major issues on higher education policy in this election are academic freedom, funding levels and students fees. More...

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