University of Melbourne staff push for paid gender transition leave and flexible approach to Australia Day

The national academics’ union is urging the university sector to pave the way for nation-leading gender affirmation leave in Australia. The issue has been highlighted by University of Melbourne staff calling for paid gender transition leave as part of negotiations… Read More »University of Melbourne staff push for paid gender transition leave and flexible approach to Australia Day

‘Distressing and confronting’: online sexual harassment rises for Australian university students during Covid

Online sexual harassment rose sharply for university students during Covid-19 lockdowns and remote learning, including on private messages during Zoom lectures, a report has found. The national student safety survey, released by Universities Australia on Wednesday, found one in 20… Read More »‘Distressing and confronting’: online sexual harassment rises for Australian university students during Covid

Federal bill to prevent ministers vetoing research grants rejected by Senate committee

A Senate committee has recommended against legislation to stop ministers vetoing grant funding, despite strong support for the bill from the academic and research community. The education and employment legislation committee, chaired by Nationals senator Matt Canavan, has recommended against… Read More »Federal bill to prevent ministers vetoing research grants rejected by Senate committee