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Age discrimination

Age discrimination is against the law. It is defined by the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board as when you have been treated unfairly because of your age or because you are the relative, friend or colleague of someone of a particular age”.

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Maternity leave in schools

People often use the term maternity leave” to refer to a range of rights and entitlements related to pregnancy. However, those entitlements can vary depending on the nature of employment.

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Governments yet to take action

The recommendations from a landmark report on Australia’s First Nations women and girls from 2020 have yet to be realised.

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Increased salaries are essential for women’s financial security

It is more important than ever for women to take an active interest in the remuneration they should receive and

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Why women need to lead for better remuneration and working conditions

The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2021 was “Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”.

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All workers should have access to paid family and domestic violence leave

Paid family and domestic violence leave can give a person the time, support and job security they need to escape and recover from an abusive relationship. While one in three employers now offer this leave (including State and Territory Governments) too many employees are still missing out.

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Make the workplace more menopause-friendly

World Menopause Day is held every year on 18 October to raise awareness about menopause and the support options available for improving health and wellbeing.

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Anna Stewart Program helps women members achieve their goals

The two-week Anna Stewart Program surpassed my expectations.

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Sexual harassment and gendered violence in the workplace

Tens of thousands of people attended the @March4JusticeAU rallies across Australia earlier this year chanting “Enough is enough” and demanding an end to gender-based violence and workplace harassment.

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Your voice is needed

Every day, as teachers, we try to be an example to our students. We want to inspire them to be caring global citizens, and your union is here to help you with that mission.

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Wiyi Yani U Thangani—(Women’s Voices)—Securing Our Rights, Securing Our Future Report 2020

A landmark report on Australia’s First Nations women and girls has been released by June Oscar AO, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.

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​Books and videos to look out for

​Books and videos to look out for

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Age discrimination

Age discrimination is against the law and is defined by the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board (ADB) as “when you have been treated unfairly because of your age or because you are the relative, friend or colleague of someone of a particular age”.

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Online safety

International research has identified that women and girls are subjected to very high levels of online abuse simply because they are women.

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Menopause can lead to discrimination

Going through menopause while working can be difficult. Menopause typically occurs for women between 45-55 years of age and is often preceded by peri-menopause.

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Make your voice heard on family and domestic violence

In response to the recent horrific murders of Hannah Clarke and her three children in Queensland in February, many people are questioning how this can happen.

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Sexual harassment pervasive in Australian workplaces

A national inquiry has found that sexual harassment in Australian workplaces is “widespread and pervasive” and equally shocking is the “gendered and intersectional nature of workplace sexual harassment”.

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Maternity leave in schools

People use the term “maternity leave” to refer to a range of rights and entitlements related to pregnancy. However, those entitlements can vary depending on the nature of employment.

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Union campaigning is a time investment worth your while

In keeping with the idea that you should give your time to the things that make the biggest difference, devote some of your time to participating in Federation activities, says member activist Guv Johal

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Members campaign for crucial leave provision for all workers

The We Won’t Wait domestic violence campaign continues to lobby for paid family and domestic violence (FDV) leave included in the National Employment Standards.

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Women in education

Returning to work after maternity leave requires planning.

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