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19 June 2013

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Tam Vuong

Dear Trevor,

Good to see your coverage of the National Tertiary Education Union’s decision to intervene in the forthcoming Federal election. However, it’s simply not true that the NTEU is giving a $1million to the Greens.

The NTEU will run its own campaign in support of maintaining the Greens’ balance of power in the Senate and the election of selected lower house candidates who commit to the Union's election priorities. We will not be making any donations to the Greens, or any individual candidate. Could you please post a correction?

Here’s the link to the official media release: https://www.nteu.org.au/article/NTEU-to-spend-%241million-on-election-campaign-to-defend-higher-education-14900

Regards
Carmel Shute
Media Officer
NTEU

PS The National Tertiary Education Union covers all employees of universities and research institutes, including general staff such as librarians, gardeners, technical specialists and administrative staff, and academics. It is incorrect to characterise NTEU as “the academics’ union”.

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