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Indigenous academics’ fears of ‘precarious’ future

Almost 60 per cent of Indigenous academic staff employed by Australian universities say they feel their jobs are “insecure”, according to a survey by the National Tertiary Education Union.

It says 76 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff reported that their university had been through “a change management process” over the past year.

The survey found that 59 per cent of respondents felt “insecure or very insecure in their employment” and 75 per cent said they felt their role was less secure than it had been a year ago.

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