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.
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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In a victory for academic freedom, Murdoch University announced on June 12 that it has permanently withdrawn all action against academic and whistleblower Associate Professor Gerd Schröder-Turk, report Alex Salmon and Mark Tan.
Susan Price argues that after 30 years of deregulation and cuts, the union's best defence is to launch a campaign of industrial action and protests involving students and the wider community.
As university staff begin to emerge from the COVID-19 lockdown, many — perhaps most — are perplexed at the perverse behaviour of the National Tertiary Education Union, write two members Tim Battin and Kelvin McQueen.
Higher education workers, students and supporters protested outside the Liberal Party headquarters in Sydney on May 21, as part of a national day of action to save higher education jobs called by the National Teritary Education Union, reports Susan Price.
Andrew Chuter, a member of the NTEU National Council and the Socialist Alliance, explains why he supports the union taking a more combative stand aimed at the federal government to provide funding to universities to save education workers' jobs.