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If there was one political gaffe that grabbed my attention recently, it was the unfortunate announcement by Tony Abbott that Australia was ‘unsettled’ prior to 1788. Indeed, my immediate response on hearing this was to be dumbfounded. For some absurd reason I did expect slightly better from our Prime Minister and self-appointed ‘Minister for Indigenous Affairs’, particularly considering much has been made of this man’s ongoing connections with remote Aboriginal communities. Then again as Abbott, and other members of his government have proven, political gaffes are all the rage this
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. The proportion of women vice chancellors has fallen to 20%, just eight out of 39. It had climbed to one third a few years ago. And just the second woman to head up a ‘Group of 8’ University, starts at Monash this September.
There has been little shift in the proportion of women academics still hovering around 44%, and women are still less than one third of the professorial class, but now at least more than one quarter. While women are two thirds of general and professional staff, and have made significant inroads into senior positions (45%), there does not seem to be any recent gains. Women still predominate in lower levels and more insecure jobs across all
Long time NTEU member, Professor Barbara Pocock AM has researched work and employment relations for more than 30 years. She has worked for Australian governments, community organisations, and universities including the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia, where in 2006 she founded the Centre for Work + Life. Initially trained as an economist, Barbara completed her doctorate in gender studies, and taught and researched labour studies and social science from the mid-1980s to 2014. As Barbara retires from full time work, NTEU National President Jeannie Rea and UNSW Branch President Sarah Gregson reflect upon her working
In the current round of bargaining in universities, NTEU has achieved economy-leading salary outcomes and a range of important improvements in conditions of employment. Those include improved rights and leave for staff experiencing domestic violence, as well as changes which will reduce barriers to women’s career progression and help to close the gender pay gap.
Domestic Violence Provisions
In this round of bargaining, all NTEU Branches claimed for specific Agreement provisions addressing domestic violence, including joint university-union development of policies, provision that no staff member be disadvantaged in their employment due to dealing with domestic violence, and special leave for staff seeking safe housing, attending court hearings etc. While there was no mandatory settlement point associated with the claim, the Union’s National Executive recommended that Branches aim for four stars out of a possible 7 (including paid leave) using the 7-star rating system developed by the Domestic and Family Violence Clearing House (DFVCH) at
The 2014 edition of Agenda, NTEU's women's journal, is now available online. Mailout of hardcopy to members will begin on 10 September.
Check the NTEU Women's blog for postings of selected features ...
The NTEU established a scholarship for post-graduate nursing research in memory of the late Joan Hardy, who died in 2003. The successful recipient of the 2014 Joan Hardy Scholarship is Katrina Recoche, a PhD candidate in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Monash University.
The Joan Hardy Scholarship ($5000 for one year) is available for any student undertaking a study of nurses, nursing culture or practices, or historical aspects of nursing as a lay or professional practice. The student need not therefore be or have been a nurse and can be undertaking the study in disciplines/schools other than nursing. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic award of an Australian public university, and expect to submit the thesis within one year of being awarded the
Julija Knezevic is the successful recipient of the inaugural Carolyn Allport Scholarship, a postgraduate scholarship in feminist studies. Julia is a PhD student at RMIT undertaking an exploratory study into the professional occupation of interpreters employed as temporary agency (haken) workers in Japan. NTEU established the scholarship in recognition of Dr Carolyn Allport’s contribution to the leadership and development of the Union in her 16 years as National President.
The scholarship is available for a woman undertaking postgraduate feminist studies in any discipline, who is currently enrolled in postgraduate studies by research in an Australian public university. The scholarship pays $5000 per year for a maximum of three years. In this first year, the 17 applications we received from all over Australia were assessed by prominent feminist research
In the recently published 2013 edition of Agenda, there was an historical article on gender based discrimination against women scientists (p.35).
Lee Kersten from the University of Adelaide ...
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 ...
The 2012 edition of NTEU women's magazine, Agenda, is now available!
This issue is packed with stories from the NTEU/NUS revival of Bluestocking Week, plus articles on the current round of ...