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AAUP recommends reform of the Freedom of Speech Act

Recently, the Higher Education Support Amendment (Freedom of Speech) Act came into force and Minister Tudge is calling on all universities to implement it. However, there are serious issues with the Act, as explained below. We encourage all AAUP chapters to seek out their … Continue reading

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University Management and Academic Freedom

In 2019, Murdoch University management sued one of their own academic staff members for damages after Associate Professor Gerd Schroeder-Turk publicly expressed concern over the welfare of international students and admissions standards at the University. The action was withdrawn in … Continue reading

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Academic Freedom

Academic Freedom   Academic freedom is the freedom to conduct research, publish research outcomes, teach and make public comment within general areas of expertise, without improper interference or restriction from governments, corporations, managerial interventions, from institutional regulation, or from public … Continue reading

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Management is not “The University”

letters@smh.com.au Dear Editor, Management is not “The University” The Australian Association of University Professors (AAUP) notes with interest the ongoing debate regarding the proposed University funding overhaul, including your recent article about the support for the government proposal from UTAS: … Continue reading

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Job-ready Graduates Package — draft legislation submission

Job-ready Graduates Package — draft legislation submission https://docs.education.gov.au/node/54992

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UNIVERSITIES AND NATION LEADING

UNIVERSITIES AND NATION LEADING The impetus for the creation of a group such as the Australian Association of University Professors (AAUP) is the recognition that universities are not achieving their objectives, or that there is some confusion about what these … Continue reading

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What will university be for 14-year-olds like me? (work of a 14-year-old member of the generation that has to be most concerned about the future of our universities)

Cartoon (Comic strip)

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Press Release – DE-FUNDING THE UNIVERSITIES: DISMANTLING MENZIES’ LEGACY

De-funding the Universities: Dismantling Menzies’ Legacy “Many tyrannical regimes have fostered science, but no tyrannical regimes have fostered those faculties of universities that deal with human affairs, sociology, and those fields of thought where criticism of tyranny is likely to … Continue reading

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Press release: Current financial crisis for universities and rebuilding the sector

* the current financial state of universities and what is needed to turn it around AAUP Council: The current crisis offers the opportunity for a fundamental rethink and a fresh start. AAUP is above any party politics and interested in … Continue reading

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Support for International Students during the COVID-19 Crisis

Support for International Students during the COVID-19 Crisis The Australian Association of University Professors (AAUP) is asking Vice-Chancellors who have not done so yet to urgently help the international students stranded in Australia with financial and emotional support. While some … Continue reading

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