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Urgent action needed on wage theft after James Cook University admission

The National Tertiary Education Union has called for a national overhaul of university governance after James Cook University admitted to further wage theft.


Charles Darwin University must stop attacks on academic freedom

The National Tertiary Education Union has urged Charles Darwin University’s vice-chancellor to drop his attack on academic freedom.


NTEU celebrates the inclusion of cultural load allowance clauses into enterprise agreements

National Tertiary Education Union is celebrating the incorporation of cultural load entitlement into many university enterprise agreements.


Union calls for major reform after Melbourne Uni fined $75,000

The National Tertiary Education Union has called for urgent reform after Melbourne University was fined over threatening to punish two casual academic staff.


NTEU WIN: Ministerial Veto powers heavily curtailed in ARC Overhaul

Last week’s both houses of parliament passed the ARC Review Bill - marking a victory for NTEU members around the country.


Accord rhetoric exposes vice-chancellors’ shocking failures

The vice-chancellors of Australian universities have exposed themselves as some of the nation’s biggest hypocrites.

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New survey reveals shocking rise in sexual harassment at universities

Sexual harassment in higher education workplaces has jumped more than 52%, according to the shocking results of a new staff survey


New workplace law excludes higher education staff

Across Australia, fixed term workers will be getting new rights to secure work next week, but not University workers.