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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. NTEU Submission to the Inquiry into the Abbott Government's Commission of Audit

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

    On 11 December 2013, the Senate resolved to establish the 'Select Committee into the Abbott Government's Commission of Audit' to inquire into the Commission of Audit established by the Federal ...

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  4. Government Acts on Bullying in the Workplace

    Posted 14 February 2013 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    The Federal Government has announced its response to a parliamentary inquiry into workplace bullying, chaired by Amanda Rishworth MP.  Supporting the majority of the 23 recommendations made by ...

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  5. 2012 Academic Staffing figures show women still under represented at top level; Academic workforce ageing faster than ever

    Posted 14 November 2012 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) has released the 2012 staffing figures, and as always, there is some interesting data.

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  6. Equal Pay Day on Sunday 2nd means women have had to work 64 days extra for pay equity

    Posted 31 August 2012 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    The average woman has to work until this Sunday, 2 September to earn as much as the average man did in the last financial year - an extra 64 days. This Sunday, Equal Pay Day will highlight the ...

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  7. Private Providers allegation that Department is "sabotaging" Australia's higher education sector are off base.

    Posted 22 August 2012 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    Stephen Nagle, director of the nationally spread Holmes Institute (a private provider mainly focusing on business degrees and diplomas in business, english and cookery), has come out ...

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  8. TEQSA to focus on English Language Standards

    Posted 22 August 2012 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    The HES has reported today (National regulator sharpens focus on English language standards 22/08/12) that universities, VET and private providers will all be the target of a "thematic" audit by the ...

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  9. HOUSE OF REPS PASSES GENDER EQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE LEGISLATION

    Posted 19 June 2012 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU welcomes the news that new legislation supporting gender equality in the workplace passed through the House of Representatives last night.  The new legislation is an important step in ...

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  10. Senate Committee report on EOWA (Gender Equity) Amendment Bill

    Posted 14 May 2012 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    On 1 March 2012, the Senate referred the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Amendment Bill 2012 (the Bill) to the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee ...

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