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...