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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. The neo-conservative war on science

    Posted 21 March 2014 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    A Canadian cautionary tale for Australia: The neo-conservative war on science

    In 2013, former Australian PM John Howard took the stage at a conference of conservatives in Ottawa. ‘Can I start ...

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. NTEU Submission to the AHRC Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review

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

    On 22 June 2013, the Attorney-General’s Department asked the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, on behalf of the Australian Human Rights Commission to conduct a national review on the prevalence, ...

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  9. 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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  10. NTEU's Submission to the Review of the Demand Driven Model

    Posted 17 December 2013 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    On November 13th 2013,  the Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, announced that the Hon Dr David Kemp and Mr Andrew Norton  would undertake a review of the demand ...

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    NTEU Submission on the Review of the Demand Driven Funding System

    NTEU submission to the Review of the Demand Driven Model, 16 Dec 2013.