The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) in Australia has welcomed a landmark Federal Court judgment ruling that University of Sydney staff have a legal right to be protected from disciplinary action when exercising intellectual and academic freedom.Australia: Court upholds University of Sydney’s collective agreement protecting academic freedom
The pandemic has revealed longstanding but often overlooked digital inequality among Australian students. A digital equity audit is a necessary first step to fixing the issue.“Digital equity audits are necessary for public schools in Australia”, by Jonathon Guy.
As we enter 2021 and wish each other a Happy New Year, the arrival of Covid-19 vaccines is a good reason for optimism regarding humanity’s most immediate threat. Unfortunately, when it comes to our most urgent long-term danger – climate change – there is no vaccine, no bright path before...“Can 2021 be the Critical Year for Climate Change Mobilisation?”, by Susan Hopgood.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of the Australian Education Union (AEU) experience little or no employer-provided collegial and professional support across the public education system. Instead, they draw on opportunities to meet other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers and workers in the education and training industry. Many of...Australia: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education unionists highlight the need for collegial and professional support in public education
The Australian Education Union (AEU) has reiterated its demand for increased and proper funding of public education. Its call comes as the COVID-19 pandemic highlights long-standing inequities in education.Australia: Union calls for increased public education funding to reduce ‘vast inequities’ in sector
The Australian Education Union (AEU) has invited its members to participate in the national Anti-Poverty Week and to support the wellbeing and mental health of students and colleagues.Australia: Educators act against poverty and on mental health issues
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