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  1. Cross the line and tell us your bluestocking story

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

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    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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