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  1. More Women Strongly Oppose the Federal Government's Uni Deregulation Plans

    Posted 2 July 2014 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    Given the overwhelming evidence on the impact of deregulation and other higher education policy changes proposed by the Federal Government, it should come as no real surprise that more women are ...

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  2. The Abbott Government's planned de-regulation of uni degrees to hit women the hardest

    Posted 26 June 2014 by Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office)

    New modelling by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) at the University of Canberra, in conjunction with news website The Conversation report (HECS upon you: NATSEM models ...

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  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. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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