Eliminating gender-based violence

Eliminating gender-based violence

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the start of 16 days of action against gender-based violence. Gender-based violence remains endemic with 1 in 3 women experiencing abuse in their lifetime. Together, we can help...
Respect@Work lite a failure for working women

Respect@Work lite a failure for working women

The federal government has missed a landmark opportunity to address workplace harassment following the passage of its watered-down Respect@Work legislation. The legislation formed part of the government’s response to the Human Rights Commission’s 2020 Respect@Work...
Employers’ duty to protect staff from sexual harassment

Respect@Work lite leaves workers vulnerable

The federal government has missed a landmark opportunity to address workplace harassment following the passage of its watered-down Respect@Work legislation. The legislation formed part of the government’s response to the Human Rights Commission’s 2020 Respect@Work...
BOLD activists unite for change

BOLD activists unite for change

IEU women activists united online last week (Thursday, 19 August 2021) for our union’s Be BOLD For Change conference.  Connecting members from across Queensland and the Northern Territory, the conference was an important opportunity for members to talk, learn and...
NAIDOC Week Award win for IEU members

NAIDOC Week Award win for IEU members

The work and commitment of IEU members to achieve reconciliation and address issues facing our First Nations Peoples has been recognised at the 2021 QCU NAIDOC Awards. IEU-QNT Branch Secretary Terry Burke said our union, along with our state sector colleagues at the...
NAIDOC Week – Heal Country!

NAIDOC Week – Heal Country!

NAIDOC Week 2021 will be held from Sunday, 4 July to Sunday, 11 July. IEU-QNT Branch Secretary Terry Burke said NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the rich history, diverse cultures and achievements of First Nations peoples...
Rushed Medicare changes to cost patients

Rushed Medicare changes to cost patients

The federal government will introduce a significant overhaul to Medicare rebates from 1 July and expose Australians to unexpected out-of-pocket medical costs. In the biggest shake-up to Medicare in a decade, more than 900 changes will be made to the Medicare Benefits...
National Sorry Day 2021

National Sorry Day 2021

National Sorry Day is observed annually on 26 May and is a time to remember and acknowledge the appalling mistreatment of First Nations Peoples who were forcibly removed from their families and communities, which we now know as ‘The Stolen Generations’. Additionally,...
Thousands unite against gendered violence

Thousands unite against gendered violence

Thousands of Australian women and allies rallied at nationwide Marches 4 Justice against gendered violence held last week. In Brisbane, those who rallied marched from Brisbane’s King George Square to Speakers’ Corner, gathering under the shadow of Queensland’s...
Members say No Way! to bullying and violence

Members say No Way! to bullying and violence

Today marks the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA): a day for IEU members, schools, students and the community to say Bullying. No Way! As the country’s key bullying prevention initiative, the NDA aims to connect schools and communities to find...
Harmony Week 2021: Everybody belongs

Harmony Week 2021: Everybody belongs

The importance of inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic backgrounds, is the focus of this year’s Harmony Week.  Harmony Week celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity, and this year’s event will run from Monday,...
IWD 2021: a reality check on progress

IWD 2021: a reality check on progress

A report released today by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) reinforces the serious issues faced by working women which must be urgently addressed by the federal government. Among the issues detailed in the report are increasing job and financial...
Sexual harassment must stop

Sexual harassment must stop

Prevalence of sexual harassment remains high as members continue to report abuse and harassment suffered at work. IEU Organiser and Equity Committee member Caryl Rosser said the sobering statics were a stark reminder of work that still needs to be done within the...
International Women’s Day 2021 #WomenLead

International Women’s Day 2021 #WomenLead

International Women’s Day (IWD) held each year on 8 March is a day to promote equality for women’s social, political and working rights. The day provides women, often divided by national boundaries and cultural, economic and political differences with an opportunity...
Members unite against violence

Members unite against violence

On 25 November every year, the world pauses to reflect on the endemic levels of violence committed against women and girls. The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is an opportunity to pave the way towards change by uniting against...