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Submission to Senate Inquiry Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment (HERRA) Bill 2014
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The Federal Government’s Budget proposals to Higher Education will radically change the sector severely impacting on Universities, staff, and students. The NTEU has been campaigning ...
There has been little shift for some time in the gender disparity in higher education careers and studies. In some areas gender equity has deteriorated. The proportion of women vice chancellors has fallen to 20%, just eight out of 39. It had climbed to one third a few years ago. And just the second woman to head up a ‘Group of 8’ University, starts at Monash this September.
There has been little shift in the proportion of women academics still hovering around 44%, and women are still less than one third of the professorial class, but now at least more than one quarter. While women are two thirds of general and professional staff, and have made significant inroads into senior positions (45%), there does not seem to be any recent gains. Women still predominate in lower levels and more insecure jobs across all
Margaret Lee first joined the NTEU in 1996 and has served at Division Secretary for Queensland for the past eight years. When Margaret, then a lecturer in Industrial Relations, joined the Griffith University Branch Committee, she brought with her a wealth of expertise as an industrial relations expert and labour lawyer, with significant publications on labour market regulation, industrial disputes and union rights, and bargaining and negotiation, and a wealth of experience of working with and for the union movement.
In moving her Life Membership at this year’s National Council, the Queensland Division has said, ‘More importantly, she brought with her a solid core of strong union values which would be a great source of guidance and strength for everyone in the Queensland Division who has had the privilege of working with her. As a marvellously unpretentious and down-to-earth (but always stylish!) person, Margaret may not be aware of the extent to which she has educated those around her. The Queensland Division in particular is in her debt, as she leaves the Division bigger and stronger than it has ever been. We look forward to a continuing association in her Life Member
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 ...
Most New Zealand citizens and permanent residents who live in Australia can enrol and vote in the upcoming NZ general election on or before 20 September.
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- Published: 22 Aug, 2014
- Tags: QUT Factsheet,
Here are the information slides from the QUT Branch Delegates' Workshop held on 20 August on the topic of changes to Long Service Leave.
The Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne, is expected to introduce legislation in the week commencing Monday 25 August which, if passed by both Houses of Parliament, would implement the changes ...
There has been little shift for some time in the gender disparity in higher education careers and studies.
In some areas gender equity has deteriorated. While we applaud Margaret Gardner becoming ...