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NUS Stands in Solidarity with Indian Students

For immediate release – 05/05/2021 NUS Stands in Solidarity with Indian Students NUS stands in solidarity during this difficult time with all Indian students and their families currently in India. In these unprecedented times, it is unimaginably difficult to work and study and take care of family overseas.  Indian students comprise a significant proportion of…
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Federal Government ‘Out of Tudge’ with Universities

For immediate release – 27/04/2021 Federal Government ‘Out of Tudge’ with Universities On Monday, the Victorian government announced a push to take an extra 120 overseas Australians as part of its hotel quarantine program. The scheme would see international students as a large component of the proposed economic stream of international arrivals into Victoria’s quarantine…
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Short Term Job Vacancy – Research Officer

Job title: Research Officer – National Union of Students Employer: National Union of Students (NUS)  Job Type: Temporary Contract Duration: 5/05/21 to 13/05/21 Weekly Hours:  21 hours (Flexible) Classification: SUE 4.1 (NUS EA 2002) Remuneration: $34,31 per hour Sector: Not For Profit Location: Online, Canberra Supervisor: NUS National General Secretary About NUS Founded in 1987,…
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Permanent Residence Survey for International Students

The NUS is working on a submission for the government’s inquiry into Australia’s skilled migration program. Help us represent your concerns. If you have any questions in regards to this survey or subsequent submission, please reach out the NUS National International Officer via mail at Create your own user feedback survey

National Week Of Action: Defend Our Education, Save Our Futures

For immediate release 15/03/21. The National Union of Students opposes any future cuts to staff and to courses, the move to forced online learning and any restructures of faculties as a cost-saving measure.  Today we are announcing a National Week of Action from the 22nd to the 26th of March where student unions across Australia…
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Youth Groups Demand Australian Government Action on Myanmar

For immediate release 13/03/2021. On March 14th, NextGen Myanmar, Myanmar Students Association Australia (MSAA) and the NUS will hold nationwide protests, in fierce condemnation of the atrocities that have occurred in Myanmar since February 1st.  This youth-led event will take place in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to demonstrate a united front in a desperate call…
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Job Vacancy – Administration and Finance Officer

Position Title – Administration and Finance Officer Organisation Area – Administration/Finance Location – Melbourne Office (some travel may be required) Reports To – NUS General Secretary EFT – 21 hours per week, (Flexible) Remuneration – $34.31 per hour ($37,568.71 per year) Position Status – Part Time, Contract/Ongoing Organisational Information The National Union of Students (NUS)…
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Facebook ‘Unfriends’ Students

For immediate release (19/02/2021). On Thursday, over 1 million students across the country woke up to find their student media outlets missing from Facebook.  This decision from Facebook during Orientation Week, the most crucial time of the year for students, means that thousands of young people across the country will struggle to find out crucial…
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6 Years of the #RaisetheRate Campaign – Does the Government Finally Agree?

For immediate release (19/02/2021). Announced early this morning, the Morrison Government’s commitment to streamline and raise the rate of welfare payments is a welcome surprise to the 38% of students across the country on Centrelink support.  The COVID-19 crisis has only highlighted the existing cracks in our welfare system, and with this announcement, it is…
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International Student Worker Abuse Not an Exception but the Rule in Australian Workplaces

For immediate release (05/02/2021) Last week, an International Student in Adelaide faced horrific assault after asking for her legal right to wages that were stolen from her by her employer. The vile abuse that followed, and was captured on camera, documented the student being violently slapped and verbally abused. The NUS stands in solidarity with…
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