Last week was another wonderful display of solidarity at the University of Melbourne, with the NTEU embarking on our second week-long strike in as many months. While the previous industrial action was localised to five work areas, this strike brought out staff from across the entire university.
Adam Abu-Mahmoud passed away in Liverpool Hospital on 18 July after he was chased and repeatedly stabbed by a group of teenagers in Sydney’s south-west. The paramedics arrived to find Adam bleeding in the arms of his father, with the knife still lodged in his back.
Barry Spurr is Oxford educated, Australia’s first professor of poetry and poetics and specialist consultant to the federal government’s review of the national English curriculum.
In the last couple of days, there’s been a flood of discussion about the protest that myself and other education activists staged on QandA.
For the first time in Australia, a bill is under consideration that will grant legal personhood status to foetuses.
In 1979 Tony Abbott was the president of the Sydney University Student Representative Council. In the most recent SRC elections at Sydney Uni, the broad left Grassroots ticket kept this fact in our minds as we campaigned tirelessly for the three week election period for an SRC where right wingers have minimal influence.