08 décembre 2019

Why the Hong Kong protests matter to unionists (Hint, it’s not only because we care about solidarity) (Advocate 26 03)

The Hong Kong protests are an unparalleled democratic explosion – touching young and old, worker and student. The stakes are high. Since 18 August 2019 almost every protest has been banned. Now with a partial state of emergency in place – face masks are banned, the MTR train system rarely runs outside of business hours imposing a kind of curfew – we are watching our neighbour slide into a place of crisis. More...

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NTEU support for Hong Kong unionists (Advocate 26 03)

In October, Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) General Secretary, Lee Cheuk-yan, gave a stirring and emotional speech via video link to NTEU National Council. Council was greatly moved by his words, giving him an extended standing ovation and passing the following motion unanimously. More...

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AUR: Why not publish in YOUR journal? (Advocate 26 03)

Publishing a scholarly journal is something that many learned societies and other organisations do. NTEU is the publisher of the Australian Universities’ Review (AUR), now into its sixty-first year as a higher education journal. More...

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School Strike 4 Climate (Advocate 26 03)

NTEU, alongside the Australian Education Union (AEU) and Independent Education Union (IEU) declared our support for the School Strike 4 Climate in September. More...

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Extinction Rebellion: Vital disobedience (Advocate 26 03)

As a trade unionist and feminist, I see social change movements as offering a history of courage and action on which to draw. As a white Australian born on Arrernte land, living and working on Kaurna land, I understand that colonisation and dispossession have devastated the landscape and ecology of this continent as well as its people, culture and law. Indigenous activism enlarges my understanding of what courage can really mean in the face of white supremacy as a global force. Indigenous wisdom offers ways forward from the damaging traditions in which I was raised. More...

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Islands under threat right now (Advocate 26 03)

Kapu Boethaynga Mura Buay (Good Morning everybody), I stand before you as a Torres Strait Island man, representing the Khoedal clan, the people of the Crocodile clan of Saibai Island, a low lying island a close distance from the shores of Papua New Guinea. More...

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TES a vast improvement but still falls short. Letter from Aotearoa/NZ (Advocate 26 03)

The momentum and need for a change in direction in tertiary education is felt every day in our community providers, polytechnics, universities, and wananga.
We feel it when we struggle to find a counsellor to help a suicidal student. More...

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Tam U is reaching for the gods. Lowering the Boom (Advocate 26 03)

Yes, it is that time of the year again, but given the new mood of limiting needless carbon emissions, with Extinction Rebellion blocking the streets and demanding action, I used Skype for my annual chat with the irrepressible Cal D’Aria. As regular readers will know, Cal has only taken a decade to transform the former Tamworth Hairdressing College into the dynamic and internationally regarded Tam U. More...

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Reflections of first time National Councillor (Advocate 26 03)

It’s been an honour and privilege to participate at the 2019 National Council, the supreme decision-making body of the NTEU. It’s not a position I take lightly and I’m grateful to the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) members for giving me, through their votes, the opportunity to be part of a Council that meets to set the national policy direction of our Union. More...

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National Council 2019: Organising to Win (Advocate 26 03)

This year’s Council was the first following the national leadership change 12 months ago. It took place against a backdrop of an increasingly bleak industrial and political landscape for the higher education sector and unions generally, following the surprise re-election of the Coalition Government in May. More...

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