28 avril 2019

Media release: UQ Humanities and Law Staff Reject Proposed Ramsay Programme

A majority of academics in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) at the University of Queensland (UQ) have urged the HASS Board of Studies to reject a proposed programme in “Western Civilisation” to be offered in partnership with the ultra-conservative Ramsay Centre. More...

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Why students are asking for more support (Advocate 26 01)

Since the election of the Liberal-National Coalition Government, higher education students have been short-changed, and have felt a lack of support throughout their higher education learning experiences. More...

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Uni's should support climate-action strike

The National Tertiary Education Union has recommended that other universities follow the lead of Sydney University in allowing staff to attend the student strike for a safe climate this Friday, March 15th. More...

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ACU staff call for VC to be sanctioned

National Tertiary Education Union members at Australian Catholic University (ACU) have called for the Vice-Chancellor to be sanctioned for writing a newspaper article questioning the conviction of Cardinal George Pell on child sex offences. More...

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Growing trend of sexual harassment of university staff

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has today called for both regulatory and political change to stop a growing trend in sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace.
In the Union’s submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, the NTEU detailed findings from a survey of over 1,350 NTEU members working in universities across the country. More...

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Media Release: Monash University Staff to Strike on Wednesday 27 March

National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) members at Monash University have voted to strike for 4 hours on Wednesday 27 March from 8 am to 12 noon as part of their long campaign for a new Enterprise Agreement. More...

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NTEU statement regarding Christchurch tragedy

NTEU sends its deepest sympathies to all New Zealanders, to those New Zealanders who are Muslim, and our most heartfelt sympathy to those who lost family. 
There is no hiding from Australia’s role in this tragedy. We must own it. It comes after more than a decade of race baiting and hatred from elements among those in political office, self-aggrandising commentators and media proprietors.
If this tragedy had happened in Australia our Prime Minister would not have honestly been able to say: "You may have chosen us, but we utterly reject and condemn you" because he and other politicians in this country have set in train and encouraged the development of hatred by using Muslim immigration as a political tool.
We must all reject the politics of fear and hatred, whether direct or dog whistled, that provides an environment where extremism flourishes.
Our deepest sympathies to the families of those who lost their lives, and to their communities.  And to Australians who are Muslims we stand with you and commit to playing a role in fighting Islamophobia. More...

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Give Nothing to Racism

Commit to giving nothing to racism, hate, xenophobia and Islamophobia.
No home. No tolerance. No likes. No attention. No welcome. No respect. No agreement. No support. No encouragement. No power. More...

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Is Australia’s World Class Research Performance Sustainable?

The NTEU is calling on Australia’s universities and the government to acknowledge that Australia’s world class research as revealed by the latest ERA results is due to the talent and dedication of Australian research and support staff, many of who do not enjoy secure jobs and the bulk of whom work many unpaid hours. More...

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EAIE Winter Forum: The internationalisation research agenda

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Here’s a fun exercise: put the word “research” through Google’s search engine function and prepare to have your mind slightly blown. In 0.37 seconds, some 4.72 billion results are identified! Clearly, there’s a lot out there on ‘research’ – with some resources attempting to define exactly what research is and others presenting the results of investigative exercises that provide examples of how research can be conducted and the wide array of findings that can be generated. In the age of the knowledge economy/society, data is vital and research generates crucial insights. More...

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