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  1. Visit our NTEU stall 8th March - International Women's Day UoN campus & community events here

    Posted 1 February 2017 by Jenny Whittard (University of Newcastle)

    There are a number of UoN on-campus and community events going on for International Women's day. Check out here as events get posted!

     

    Callaghan Campus: 

     Wednesday 8 March- ...

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  2. New economic analysis shows benefits of extending Domestic Violence leave to all workers

    Posted 31 January 2017 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU endorses the findings of new research by Dr Jim Stanford for the Australia Institute on the positive economic impacts of extending domestic violence leave to all workers in Australia.

    The ...

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  3. Submission to the UN’s Special Rapporteur on violence against women - Country visit to Australia

    Posted 30 January 2017 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU has made a submission for the information of the Special Rapporteur in preparation for her country visit to Australia.

    The Union’s submission (see link below) focuses on the work ...

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  4. Joan Hardy Scholarship: Karen Cheer (Agenda 2016)

    Posted 19 September 2016 by Helena Spyrou (Women)

    Helena Spyrou, Union Education Officer

    Karen Cheer has been awarded the 2016 Joan Hardy Scholarship for postgraduate nursing research for her PhD study of how midwifery students at a university in Papua New Guinea understand, experience and manage the provision of care to women following stillbirth. Karen is doing PhD study through James Cook

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  5. Carolyn Allport Scholarship: Lobna Yassine (Agenda 2016)

    Posted 19 September 2016 by Helena Spyrou (Women)

    Helena Spyrou, Union Education Officer

    Lobna Yassine is this year’s recipient of the Carolyn Allport Scholarship, a postgraduate scholarship in feminist studies. Lobna is doing a PhD in social work at the University of Sydney and her research applies a feminist approach to policy analysis to interrogate juvenile justice policies and practice in NSW. NTEU established the scholarship in 2014 in recognition of Dr Carolyn Allport’s contribution to the leadership and development of the

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  6. Education for all in the South Pacific (Agenda 2016)

    Posted 19 September 2016 by Jeannie Rea (Women)

    Jeannie Rea, National President

    There is no lack of determination amongst the women of the South Pacific education unions to implement the Education International (EI) objective of quality Education For All from early childhood to higher education, and decent jobs for educators and support

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  7. Being a feminist in the union movement (Agenda 2016)

    Posted 19 September 2016 by Linda Gale (Women)

    Linda Gale, Senior Industrial Officer

    My whole working life I have been part of a struggle by women to transform the trade union movement. Like many social movements that developed in an era of unselfconscious patriarchy, trade unions embodied sexism to their core, while at the same time providing a platform for women to organise, network, and challenge that very

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  8. The Brogressives (Agenda 2016)

    Posted 19 September 2016 by Celeste Liddle (Women)

    Celeste Liddle, NTEU A&TSI Organiser 

    When it comes to contemporary feminist movements, amongst seeing an important fusion between pop culture and feminism, along with broadening discussions on concepts of ‘intersectionality’ and the way that compounding forms of structural oppression lead to some women being further down the ladder than others, it has also given birth to some incredibly witty

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  9. Carolyn Cope: Retiring WAC professional staff rep (QLD) (Agenda 2016)

    Posted 19 September 2016 by (Women)

    Carolyn Cope, who retired from QUT on 30 June 2016, has been outstanding in her contribution to the NTEU at the Branch, Division and National level, as well as to the Women’s Action Committee (WAC). Carolyn has been Branch Secretary since 2008 and a member of the Branch Executive since 2006. She was a member of NTEU enterprise bargaining teams over a very long period at QUT and Queensland’s Academic WAC representative from 2006 to

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  10. Kate Makowiecka: Retiring WAC professional staff rep (WA) (Agenda 2016)

    Posted 19 September 2016 by (Women)

    Kate Makowiecka

    My first WAC meeting was in 2010 as a proxy representative for Western Australian general staff. The focus was upon the forthcoming NTEU Women’s Conference on the theme ‘Refashioning our Futures’.  I was a bit taken aback at the meeting that, not only were many of the issues affecting women in higher education the same as those of the 1970s, but that there was also a perception amongst some delegates that we urgently needed to educate men about these issues and then they would come on side. That we were talking about the same things seemed to indicate that it would take

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