Unionists and students have set up picket lines at the University of Sydney in support of their claim for permanency, First Nations employment targets and reasonable workloads. Jim McIlroy reports.
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A spirited action against the commodification of education outside Sydney University’s Fisher Library heard from staff and students. Rachel Evans reports.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney is being replaced by a new, centralised discipline structure, reports Georgie Dixon.
Students and staff are campaigning against the University of Sydney’s plans to move the Gender and Cultural Studies Department into the School of Social and Political Sciences. Adam Trumper reports.
The NTEU welcomed a Federal Court decision confirming that University of Sydney staff have a legal right to be protected from disciplinary action when exercising intellectual freedom. Jeffrey Khoo reports.
Students and staff at the University of Melbourne are campaigning against management's attempts to establish a right-wing think-tank. Jacob Andrewartha reports.
Neoliberal ideology has reduced tertiary education to a commodity. Students have become “customers” and academics and lecturers are now “service providers”, writes Markela Panegyres.
Participants at an online forum agreed that shutting down all protests was not a proportionate response to the pandemic, reports Chris Slee.
NSW Police has again used the pandemic to thwart staff and students' efforts to protest Sydney University's job cuts and the federal government’s refusal to help universities, reports Rachel Evans.
The organising efforts of precariously employed workers in higher education was the topic of an all-day “Organise Your University Right Now” Zoom symposium, reports Jonathan Strauss.
The University of Melbourne once enjoyed a reputation of being the highest-ranked tertiary institution in Australia. Now, it has been exposed as being among the top tertiary educational institutions for wage theft, reports Leo Crnogorcevic.
The National Higher Education Action Network is preparing to fight the federal government's disastrous funding 'reforms' and is calling on colleagues to join an online national assembly on August 24, when parliament resumes.
Staff at the University of Western Australia are set to vote on a proposal to vary their entreprise agreement after a union ballot approved the proposal, reports Alex Salmon.
Federal education minister Dan Tehan wants students to pay for the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on universities, writes Susan Price.
University of Melbourne staff voted overwhelmingly to reject a proposed change to their enterprise agreement, writes Susan Price.
In a victory for academic freedom, Murdoch University announced on June 12 that it has permanently withdrawn all action against academic and whistleblower Associate Professor Gerd Schröder-Turk, report Alex Salmon and Mark Tan.