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  1. NTEU supports Monster Climate Petition

    Posted 8 September 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Click here to like the Monster Climate Petition on Facebook

    The aim of the petition  is to make visible to the politicians the extent and depth of community ...

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  2. Agenda 2014 out now

    Posted 5 September 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The 2014 edition of Agenda, NTEU's women's journal, is now available online. Mailout of hardcopy to members will begin on 10 September.

    Check the NTEU Women's blog for postings of selected features ...

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    Agenda vol. 22

    Crossing the Line!

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  3. Katrina Recoche awarded 2014 Joan Hardy Scholarship

    Posted 29 August 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU established a scholarship for post-graduate nursing research in memory of the late Joan Hardy, who died in 2003. The successful recipient of the 2014 Joan Hardy Scholarship is Katrina Recoche, a PhD candidate in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Monash University.

    The Joan Hardy Scholarship ($5000 for one year) is available for any student undertaking a study of nurses, nursing culture or practices, or historical aspects of nursing as a lay or professional practice. The student need not therefore be or have been a nurse and can be undertaking the study in disciplines/schools other than nursing. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic award of an Australian public university, and expect to submit the thesis within one year of being awarded the

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  4. Julija Knezevic awarded 2014 Carolyn Allport Scholarship

    Posted 29 August 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Julija Knezevic is the successful recipient of the inaugural Carolyn Allport Scholarship, a postgraduate scholarship in feminist studies. Julia is a PhD student at RMIT undertaking an exploratory study into the professional occupation of interpreters employed as temporary agency (haken) workers in Japan. NTEU established the scholarship in recognition of Dr Carolyn Allport’s contribution to the leadership and development of the Union in her 16 years as National President. 

    The scholarship is available for a woman undertaking postgraduate feminist studies in any discipline, who is currently enrolled in postgraduate studies by research in an Australian public university. The scholarship pays $5000 per year for a maximum of three years. In this first year, the 17 applications we received from all over Australia were assessed by prominent feminist research

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  5. Counterhegemonies with Professor Raewyn Connell

    Posted 18 August 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    Professor Raewyn Connell, one of Australia’s foremost intellectuals on class, gender, education and intellectual labour is retiring. Her work has influenced generations of students and academics and changed and challenged popular and populist constructions of knowledge, of prejudices and of behaviours. Whilst walking the world stage for decades, Raewyn has also been a committed Australian academic and unionist and played a key role in last year’s collective bargaining campaign at the University of Sydney. If you are in Sydney on 5-6 September, try and get to these

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  6. Bluestocking Week - Abbott Govt has crossed the line

    Posted 6 August 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    In the lead up to Bluestocking Week 2014 (11-15 August), NTEU National President Jeannie Rea asks are we standing still or actually going backwards? Will women’s achievements in higher ...

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  7. Public Statement on Australia’s refugee and asylum seeker crisis

    Posted 5 August 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)


     I would like to draw your attention to an article “’Here the word future is not a word': life as a refugee on Nauru" published by Professors Joseph Pugliese and Suvendrini ...

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  8. Financial impact of Budget changes on Australian universities

    Posted 5 August 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    There is no argument that future students will bear the greatest costs if the Abbott Government’s proposed changes to higher education announced in 2014-15 Federal Budget are implemented. The ...

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  9. Impact of Budget changes on regional and outer metropolitan universities and communities

    Posted 5 August 2014 by Jeannie Rea (NTEU National Office)

    The consensus is that rural and regional communities will be hardest hit by the Budget’s higher education changes. This understanding is shared amongst higher education experts and by ...

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  10. 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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