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Union program nourishes confidence

​The message from my Federation story is it’s never too late to become an active member of Federation — even if you’re shy — and when you do, you’ll find it to be an enriching and uplifting experience that will inspire you to want to do even more.

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Women in Education

If a teacher chooses to breastfeed or express milk in the workplace on return from maternity leave, Departmental guidelines exist to support their wish.

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AEU Federal Women’s Conference — Advancing our Feminist Futures

AEU Federal Women’s Conference held in Melbourne on 4-5 October kicked off by exploring the idea of gender justice. Federal Women’s Officer Olivia Brown noted that it is lucky women want gender justice and “equality rather than revenge”.

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Women in Education

Many students’ opportunities, career options and lives are affected by stereotyping. This is often compounded by a lack of intersectional awareness and assumptions of class, race, Aboriginality, culture, (dis)ability, language or sexuality.

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Stories to inspire action

The opportunity to be part of a community of teachers where you can express your point of view and have a say in shaping your profession is an uplifting experience, a new book profiling women Federation activists conveys.

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Ready to dig deeper for my union

Activism runs strong in my veins. I have always felt a strong connection to the union movement.

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Rowdy chorus of commonsense required

It’s never been more important for people with commonsense to start using their voices at full bore, writer and social commentator Jane Caro said.

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Women’s Conference: ‘The Power of our Voices’

The theme for this year’s Federation’s Women’s Conference was “The Power of our Voices”, with the aim to develop women’s activism and feminism through relevant keynote speakers, a panel session and workshops.

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Women in education

Reproductive Health Care Reform — Decriminalising Abortion

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It’s time to close the gender pay gap

As public education teachers we believe in a fair start for all our students.

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Unite to advance profession

Reach deep into your school and TAFE communities to build new relationships with the female colleagues in your workplace and strengthen those relationships that you already have, Federation Senior Vice President Amber Flohm told members participating in the union’s virtual Women’s Conference on 22 August.

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A woman’s right to choose

The topic of abortion still carries a lot of stigma. Raising the issue, or even disclosing, “I had an abortion”, is met with some kind of judgement and the eyebrows inadvertently going up.

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Still Jill podcast and ovarian cancer

Still Jill is a five-chapter podcast by journalist Jill Emberson that recently won the Documentary and Storytelling category at the 2019 Podcast Awards.

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Women in education

Federation has long campaigned for gender equity in the classroom and for the teaching service. At May Council, a motion was carried that reaffirmed Federation’s commitment to our Gender Equity Policy (2001).

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New state and federal ministers for women

After the March 2019 NSW election, the Premier announced that the NSW Minister for Women would be Bronwyn Taylor MLC (NSW Nationals).

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Women: step up your activism with the Anna Stewart Program

Activism can take on many different forms. As a high school English teacher in a country school, until recently, my activism looked like turning up to Association meetings to scoff down chocolate biscuits while writing notes and speaking about what was applicable to my school specifically.

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Recent actions reveal federal party positions on issues affecting women

Where the federal political parties stand on women’s issues has become apparent as the federal election approaches.

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Women in Education

Workplace and Association role crucial for representation

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) was marked on Friday 8 March. Federation encouraged workplaces to participate in International Women’s Day activities across the state.

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Domestic violence leave days increased

After years of campaigning by Federation and other unions, teachers can now access up to 10 days of domestic violence leave each year without being required to exhaust other forms of leave first.

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Breastfeeding at work study: Can you help?

Research to improve support for mothers who return to work and continue breastfeeding is seeking volunteers from the teaching profession.

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