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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Two thirds of Australians support workplace gender reporting

    Posted 25 March 2014 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    An Essential Media poll released today found that only 15 per cent of Australians think workplace gender reporting should be weakened to apply only to companies with more than one thousand ...

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  8. International Women's Day - March 8th

    Posted 7 March 2014 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    Saturday March 8th is International Women's Day. 
     On this day, unions celebrate the achievements we have made over the years to improve the lives of working women and also point to what ...

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  9. International Women's Day 2014 - March 8

    Posted 19 February 2014 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU joins other unions and progressive organisations around the world in celebrating International Women's Day (IWD) this year, whilst warning we face a new battle to improve Gender Equity in ...

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