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  1. 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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  2. Progress report on domestic violence provisions in Round 6 Enterprise Agreements

    Posted 28 March 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Report by Margaret Moloney to the Women’s Action Committee

    In July 2013 the NTEU Women’s Action Committee successfully recommended to the National Executive that they adopt the ...

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  3. NTEU Submission to the AHRC Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review

    Posted 4 February 2014 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    On 22 June 2013, the Attorney-General’s Department asked the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, on behalf of the Australian Human Rights Commission to conduct a national review on the prevalence, ...

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  4. 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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  5. Seeing red over the gender pay gap during Bluestocking Week 12-16 August

    Posted 12 August 2013 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)


    University women across Australia are donning blue stockings and putting their best foot (and leg) forward for Bluestocking Week, 12-16 August.

    NTEU National President, Jeannie Rea, who ...

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  6. 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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  7. Landmark agreement to support employees affected by domestic violence

    Posted 25 July 2013 by Carmel Shute (NTEU National Office)

    New protections will be available for employees who experience situations of violence in their domestic lives, thanks to a landmark agreement between Swinburne University of Technology and the National Tertiary Education Union.

    With more than thirty universities in Australia looking to conclude enterprise agreements this year, this new set of entitlements for those who experience domestic violence will be a model for other universities – and other Australian employers – to follow.

    Swinburne and the NTEU have reached agreement on new protections which will be codified in the Enterprise Agreement which covers staff of the

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  8. Holding the line on Bluestocking Week – 12-16 August

    Posted 4 July 2013 by edXpress (edXpress)

    This year’s theme for NTEU’s Bluestocking Week, 12-16 August, is ‘holding the line’. National NTEU President Jeannie Rea, who played a key role in reviving Bluestocking Week last year, says it’s time for women members across Australia to think about what events they might organise, to hunt down their blue stockings and to kick up their

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  9. IWD Press Club Address - The Gender Agenda

    Posted 6 March 2013 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    National Press Club Debate - today at 11.30am

     UN Women Australia Forum Panel Discussion on "The Gender Agenda”   ...

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  10. UQ gender studies major slated for 'discontinuation'

    Posted 1 March 2013 by edXpress (edXpress)

    After 41 years of women’s/gender studies at the University of Queensland, the Arts Executive Dean Fred D’Agostino has just announced that the major in gender studies is to be ...

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