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  1. On Equal Pay Day, Union warns women could earn less but pay more

    Posted 5 September 2014 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    Union warns women earn less but could still pay more

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) today warned that women graduates could end up earning less but still pay off increased student ...

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  2. Budget 2014: Winners and Losers

    Posted 8 July 2014 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    The fine print of the Federal Government’s 2014 Budget has now been reviewed and it is clear that the ‘Budget burden’ is quite unevenly spread, with clear winners and losers emerging. However, while we are told that the ‘Budget pain’ is necessary in order to both repair and safeguard the economy, does it really do that?  Or is the Government’s economic approach fundamentally flawed, paying heed more to the big end of town than Australia’s long term economic future?

    First, it is important to see who wins and who loses in the

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  3. 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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  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. 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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  6. The Abbott Government's planned de-regulation of uni degrees to hit women the hardest

    Posted 26 June 2014 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    New modelling by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) at the University of Canberra, in conjunction with news website The Conversation report (HECS upon you: NATSEM models ...

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  7. Gender Inequity still a concern with women leaders missing in universities

    Posted 18 June 2014 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    Two separate articles on the issue of gender equity highlight that there is still much that needs to be done if we are to make any headway on this issue in our universities.

    Associate Dean of ...

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  8. Women to be the biggest budget losers

    Posted 30 May 2014 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    Despite claims by the Prime Minister that he is feminist, this was the first time in over 30 years that a Federal Government did not produce a Women’s Budget Statement as one element of the official Budget Papers. While the Government has remained silent as to why it abandoned this practice, it  may be to avoid highlighting the fact that  women will be the worst affected by the measures in 2014 Federal Budget, be it in higher education, the workplace, as carers or as seniors, from any walk of life.

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  9. Call for Honours Research Project Participants on Life in Australian Society as a Woman with no Children

    Posted 8 May 2014 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    Deakin University Honours research student Beth Turnbull is conducting research about life in Australian society as a woman with no children. 

    To assist in this, the project is ...

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  10. Proposed Paid Parental Leave Changes

    Posted 30 April 2014 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    Federal Government’s revised Paid Parental Leave Proposal

    The current Government supported paid parental leave scheme, set up by Labor, pays all eligible mothers the minimum wage ($622.10) for ...

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