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  1. Pessimism about advances in gender equity in higher education backed up in latest stats

    Posted 12 August 2014 by Jeannie Rea (Women)

    There has been little shift for some time in the gender disparity in higher education careers and studies.

    In some areas gender equity has deteriorated. While we applaud Margaret Gardner becoming ...

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  2. Bluestocking Week 2014 - Continuing barriers and new challenges to the participation of women in higher education

    Posted 6 August 2014 by Lisbeth Latham (Monash University)

    As part of NTEU's annual Bluestocking Week highlighting women's participation in higher education, NTEU Monash Branch, in conjunction with the MSA Women's Department, is hosting a roundtable ...

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  3. Cross the line and tell us your bluestocking story

    Posted 30 July 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Click here to submit your story or image

    This year, it’s time for action on campuses. NTEU with NUS and CAPA will use Bluestocking Week to highlight the importance of women speaking out and sharing our stories and views.

    We need to hear the stories of the women in our universities as we "cross the line" and challenge attitudes that seek to restrict women's freedom and opportunities.  In short, we want to hear diverse and contemporary ‘bluestocking’ experiences.

    We can create a human tapestry that describes the experiences of women who work and study in our universities, as women ‘cross the line’ and challenge attitudes that seek to restrict our freedom and opportunities.

    We want to hear from all women in the university community:

    • students,
    • academics
    • professional and general staff
    • graduates
    • friends

    Tell us your stories of the value of education and opportunity, and what you are doing to challenge the status

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  4. More Women Strongly Oppose the Federal Government's Uni Deregulation Plans

    Posted 2 July 2014 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    Given the overwhelming evidence on the impact of deregulation and other higher education policy changes proposed by the Federal Government, it should come as no real surprise that more women are ...

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  5. Bluestocking Week 2014: Crossing the Line

    Posted 23 June 2014 by Jeannie Rea (Women)

    This year’s Bluestocking Week theme is ‘Crossing the Line’. How could it be otherwise? The line has been crossed already, not by us but by the Abbott Coalition Government and their advocates and supporters, who are seeking to wind back the clock as they actively attack pro-women and feminist policies and perspectives. We cannot stand on the sideline, but have to cross the line ourselves.

    Last year, we focused on what the future may hold as it looked like the outcome of the federal election would be a neo-conservative Coalition Government.  

    The National Union of Students (NUS) announced early last year that ‘Our bluestockings are on the line.’ NTEU responded in August arguing that we must ‘hold the line’, defending equity and accessibility in universities, highlighting the value of education in a progressive society, and underlining the need to maintain a quality higher education sector through appropriate levels of public

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  6. 2013 edition of Agenda magazine

    Posted 19 September 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The 2013 edition of NTEU's annual women's magazine, Agenda, is now available online. All NTEU women members will receive a copy in the post shortly.

    We're proud of this edition, which is packed with ...

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    Agenda vol. 21

    Holding the Line!

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  7. Equal Pay Day: Universities must close the gap, union says

    Posted 2 September 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Victorian and Western Australian universities are amongst the worst employers when it comes to the gender pay gap for general staff, according to figures for 2012 released by the National Tertiary ...

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  8. There is a gender pay gap in universities: Bluestocking Week Competition

    Posted 9 August 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Guess the gender pay gap for general staff at your university – and win a prize. CLICK HERE TO ENTER

    In November 2012, the gender pay gap in Australia stood at 17.6%. The average weekly ...

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  9. BLUE STOCKING INVITATION. Stories. Drinks. Food. Tues 13th Aug from 6pm-8pm.

    Posted 8 August 2013 by Colin Long (Vic Division)

    Invitation to Members

    Holding the Line is the theme of the NTEU’s Bluestocking Week 2013 to be celebrated this year between 12 -16 August.
    2013 has been a tumultuous period for gender politics. ...

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  10. There is a gender pay gap in universities: Bluestocking Week 12-16 August

    Posted 2 August 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    During Bluestocking Week, the Union is both celebrating the achievements of women staff and students in higher education and highlighting the ongoing gender inequities.

    Recently the ACTU President, ...

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