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University loses appeal against order to reinstate academic

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Business school lecturer had been sacked for ‘unsatisfactory performance’ related to research publishing targets

Australia’s industrial relations tribunal has rejected an application by the University of Technology Sydney to contest a decision ordering it to reinstate an academic who was sacked for not publishing enough papers in top-ranked research journals.

In a statement published on 8 July, the Fair Work Commission refused permission for UTS to appeal against the decision it handed down in March.

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