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1211, 2017


By |November 12th, 2017|Categories: 2017 News|

IEU calls upon the Federal Government to take immediate action and provide access to food, water, electricity and medical supplies to those men remaining within the detention centre located on Manus Island. IEU Federal Executive Action The IEU Federal Executive has endorsed the following resolution and urges all IEU members to call upon Australian politicians to take responsibility for these vulnerable human beings by providing immediate access to the water, [...]

309, 2017

The Rules Don’t Work For Working Women

By |September 3rd, 2017|Categories: 2017 News|

CHANGE THE RULES FOR GENDER EQUALITY AND ECONOMIC SECURITY The rules do not work for working women. Women make up 46.2% of the Australian workforce, yet women continue to earn less than men, are less likely to advance their careers as far as men and accumulate less superannuation savings. 4 SEPTEMBER 2017 IS EQUAL PAY DAY.This day represents the number of extra days women have to work after the financial [...]

2108, 2017

IEU Speaks: Postal Survey On Marriage Equality

By |August 21st, 2017|Categories: 2017 News|

The Australian Government has proposed a postal survey on the question of Marriage Equality.   It is disappointing that the Federal Government has abrogated its responsibility as the nation’s law-makers to deal with this issue in a professional and sensitive manner consistent with their elected role. The IEU believes that the Federal Government should have provided an opportunity for all members of parliament to debate an appropriate Bill and exercise [...]

2108, 2017

Paid Family And Domestic Violence Leave. Why It Is Needed. Why We Won’t Wait

By |August 21st, 2017|Categories: 2017 News|

Family And Domestic violence is more than just statistics. It is about the lives of women and children.  We know the statistics about domestic and family violence. We read them each day in our newspapers, see the figures on social media, and listen to the stories on current affairs.   But family and domestic violence is more than just statistics. It is about people. It is about the immediate and [...]

2108, 2017

Balancing Family and Work. A New Workplace Rule is Needed

By |August 21st, 2017|Categories: 2017 News|

The nature of work and families has changed significantly in the last two decades.  It is time for our workplace rules to change.   Recent decades have seen profound changes in the Australian workforce. The majority of Australian families rely on two incomes and many employees juggle unpaid caring work with paid work. The struggle to balance work and caring needs is an ongoing and serious challenge.   Both men [...]

3005, 2017

Federal Council Funding Statement

By |May 30th, 2017|Categories: 2017 News|

The IEUA Federal Council, at its meeting on 24 May 2017, released a statement regarding the Turnbull Government's proposed school funding model currently being debated in Federal Parliament. Read More    IEUA Federal Council statement on School Funding     

1205, 2017

Media Release. IEUA Welcomes ALP School Funding Commitment

By |May 12th, 2017|Categories: 2017 News|

The IEUA welcomes the commitment of the ALP to fund and meet the obligations and contracts of the current school funding model   The IEUA notes that the decision of the Turnbull Government to abandon the "unity ticket" commitment to meeting the funding needs identified in the Gonski review is dishonourable. The funding shortfall announced by the Turnbull Government of $22 billion will impact on the most needy in our [...]

2002, 2017

Closing The Gap: 2017.

By |February 20th, 2017|Categories: 2017 News|

Closing The Gap: 2017 Australia is failing on six of the seven target areas to improve Indigenous disadvantage. In 2006, Australia’s peak Indigenous and non-Indigenous health bodies, non-government organisations and human rights organisations initiated the Close the Gap Campaign to achieve equality for health and life expectancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by 2030.  Close The Gap Campaign The campaign was deemed necessary as Australia has one of [...]




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