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CPSU strikes off on its own in EBA negotiations

CPSU strikes off on its own in EBA negotiations

The general staff union has voted not to endorse the latest EBA offer, leaving it at odds with the both the University and the NTEU, Nick Rowbotham reports

NTEU votes to accept EBA offer

NTEU votes to accept EBA offer

The NTEU’s membership has voted to cancel its proposed three day strike and accept the University’s latest enterprise bargaining offer, spelling the end of its 18 months of negotiations over a new EBA

Who cares about Kevin: Nick Rowbotham

Who cares about Kevin: Nick Rowbotham

Can Kevin Rudd win the election on September 7? Who knows, and in some ways, who cares. There are more important questions, like: why is ecstasy so expensive in Australia? And why would you risk attempting to smuggle drugs into a festival when no less than 282 people were caught in possession of them at […]

Police arrest 11 at strike

Police arrest 11 at strike

Nick Rowbotham reports on police presence at the NTEU’s fifth day of industrial action

Spence ignores the truth

Spence ignores the truth

Nick Rowbotham critiques the Vice-Chancellor’s response to allegations of police violence at last week’s strike.

USU money brings the candidates to the yard

USU money brings the candidates to the yard

Efforts are being made to ensure the bumper crop of USU candidates do not break spending regulations

ANU victim to embezzlement

ANU victim to embezzlement

Nick Rowbotham reports on an embezzlement scandal at the Australian National University Student Association

NTEU to strike for 48 hours

NTEU to strike for 48 hours

Nick Rowbotham updates you on the NTEU’s latest industrial action

Preview: SUDS presents Julius Caesar

Preview: SUDS presents Julius Caesar

  Shakespeare’s political tragedy Julius Caesar has been reimagined countless times over the centuries. The 2012 Royal Shakespeare production employed an entirely black cast and relocated the play to Africa to provide commentary on despotism and corruption. Bell Shakespeare’s 2011 production transposed the play into the modern political context of backroom dealings and leadership challenges, […]

Walking off the job…

Walking off the job…

It has been almost a decade since members of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) last went on strike at Sydney University. In 2009, the NTEU threatened to strike on two occasions, only to cancel strike action at the eleventh hour when the University’s administration agreed to back down on proposed changes to pay and […]

NUS a Toothless Tiger?

NUS a Toothless Tiger?

Does the National Union of Students (NUS) still have any relevance? Nick Rowbotham skipped Melbourne’s laneways, lattes and giant balls of yarn to sit in on the annual conference of Australia’s peak student representative body.

Talk of the Town: Different Drummer

Talk of the Town: Different Drummer

Before there were small bars, there was the Different Drummer,
writes Nick Rowbotham

The Hard Times

The Hard Times

It’s a tough time for print media. With the rivers of gold long dried up, digital in a state of flux, and the news cycle more complex than ever, now out newspapers face the threat of further regulation. Nick Rowbotham looks to the future after Finkelstein.

Snap back to reality (oh, there goes gravity)

The state of journalism is all too often a fact-free zone, writes Nick Rowbotham