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Victoria University seeks suspension of bans at Fair Work Australia

Victoria University has taken action to mitigate the impact on students of the National Tertiary Education Union ban on transmission of results in seven units in the Faculty of Business and Law.

 Victoria University Deputy Vice- Chancellor, Capital and Management Services, Jon Hickman said: "The University has lodged an application with Fair Work Australia to suspend the ban. The suspension has been requested on the basis that the bans endanger the personal health and the welfare of students at Victoria University who do not know their results as they move on to Semester Two. The Fair Work Act 2009 provides for the suspension of protected industrial action where such harm  can be demonstrated.

 "The application was lodged following the refusal of the NTEU to grant a request by the University to exempt those students who have failed and who are therefore uncertain of their future from the ban on transmission of results.  The University sought this exemption from the NTEU because students who have failed will face significant harm as a consequence of having to enrol in Semester Two units without knowledge of their Semester One results,"

The application to Fair Work Australia has been listed for hearing tomorrow, Thursday 22 July.

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Christine White, General Manager, Communications & Marketing Services, Marketing and Communications, Victoria University Ph: (03) 9919 4322  Mobile: 0434 602 884

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