Tips and rumours

Jan 6, 2014

Tips and rumours

Uni staff not allowed to say FU ... Kevin Rudd finds his doppelganger baby ... no Xmas treat for posties? ...

From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours … A FU from this uni ... Wowsers are hard at work at this uni, a tipster reveals.
"Staff at the new Federation University in Gippsland, in eastern Victoria, have been told NOT to refer to their workplace as FU."
... while heads roll at Curtin. Speaking of matters tertiary, sounds like times are tough over in Western Australia.
"Ask Curtin Uni how many academic staff are being made redundant. Ask how many general staff have been let go recently even though the Deloittes review is incomplete. How much are they paying? Up to 15 million? How much of the money generated by teaching is being redirected toward research and how many teaching staff will be left after the 'reshaping exercise'?"
OK, we'll ask. We had a quick scout around but got so baffled at this blog post on the need for Curtin staff to "live our values" that we gave up. Rudd highlights mini-me. Kevin Rudd has been going a little cray on the Twitter over the past week. Yesterday he seemed to be swearing (that word would never be allowed at Federation University!), while this is his latest contribution:

And they say all babies look like Winston Churchill. #babiesthatlooklikekevinrudd is clearly a hashtag to watch.

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