Health and wellbeing

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CASA weekly news 24/14

Hello and welcome back to the CASA weekly news roundup. (We took a breather last week as we were both travelling away from our usual listening posts.) What’s happening? The proposed budget reforms to Australian higher education will finally make it to the lower house this week. With the focus on how much students will pay for … Continue reading

CASA weekly news 15/14

Welcome to CASA’s winter stew of goings-on in Australian and international higher education with a focus on the casualisation of university work. If you’re a new subscriber, we put this out once a week and we really welcome suggestions for content, so just email us at casualcasa at gmail dot com. What’s going on? This week the Treasurer … Continue reading

Casualisation, (dis)ability and academia

We’re delighted to welcome new contributors to CASA this week, opening up a conversation about the additional challenges faced by university casuals working with disability and chronic illness.  This piece was written for us before the Federal budget was announced this week. There has been a lot of commentary on higher education reforms which we’ll be … Continue reading

The Arrogance of Wizards, or A View From Dumbledore’s Office

Prof Andrew Vann is the Vice Chancellor of Charles Sturt University, Australia. We invite a wide range of views into CASA on how casualisation came about and how we might now proceed, because we know that those working casually can’t solve these problems on their own—except by walking away. CASA readers, you’re really warmly invited to comment … Continue reading