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  1. eYarn Oct/Nov 2014 edition

    Posted 21 November 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    We’re nearing the end of the year now with assessment time underway and another National Council done and dusted. We hope the assessment period and end of year is treating everyone well! ...

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  2. Release of the "Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage" report

    Posted 20 November 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    More Indigenous people are finishing year 12 and then going on to further education. Yet despite these increases, numeracy and literacy rates have remained static. This was one of many findings of ...

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  3. Changes to funding arrangements for the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS)

    Posted 8 October 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    The Federal Government early last month announced changes to the funding arrangements for the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) and this prompted a number of responses from Indigenous ...

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  4. Batchelor Institute celebrates 40 years and graduates its first PhD student

    Posted 23 September 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    This year, the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE) celebrated its 40th anniversary of providing culturally-appropriate and community inclusive education for Indigenous ...

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  5. eYarn - August 2014 edition

    Posted 28 August 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    Welcome to this bumper August 2014 edition of eYarn! We trust that semester 2 is going well. The second half of 2014 marks a busy time for the NTEU so without further ado, here are some of the things ...

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  6. Australian universities don't value their Indigenous students and staff

    Posted 11 July 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    Indigenous students can contribute a lot to university life, but harsh government policies have hit them particularly hard

    This article by Celeste LIddle, NTEU Indigenous Organiser, appears in The ...

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  7. Budget a shocker for Indigenous Australians

    Posted 8 July 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    The Federal Budget contained a number of nasty surprises for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Cuts were expected, and pre-empted to a certain degree, but when the news came through that a total of $500 million had been cut from essential Indigenous services, the shock in the community was apparent.

    In particular, equity measures within Indigenous education, health and legal services have been the hardest hit and there seems little opportunity for response. In short, we have a huge fight ahead in a hostile

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  8. eYarn - June 2014 edition

    Posted 24 June 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    Welcome to the mid-year period! We’re sure that the lead-up to this point has been incredibly busy for most people, like it has with the National Indigenous Unit, and we want to wish everyone ...

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  9. Socialist Alliance passes motion supporting sovereignty and negotiation of a treaty

    Posted 24 June 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

    For Sharlene Leroy-Dyer - National Indigenous Councillor elect and Branch Committee Member, Newcastle University

     

    The Socialist Alliance conference was held in Marrickville over the ...

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  10. Aloha from WIPC:E 2014

    Posted 24 June 2014 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

     

    In May, the National Indigenous Unit’s Adam Frogley and Celeste Liddle, with the chair of the Indigenous Policy Committee (IPC), Terry Mason, attended the triennial World Indigenous ...

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    Elders' Ceremony at WIPC:E
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