National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities

THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY

 

TERRI BUTLER MP

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY

MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

 

NATIONAL REPORT ON SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES

 

A new report released today by the Human Rights Commission says more than half of university students were sexually harassed last year.

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Youngcare At Home Care Grants QLD

For 12 years, Youngcare has been fighting to  make a difference to the lives of young people with high care needs and their loved ones who care for them. However, there are still too many young Australians being left behind in, or facing the prospect of inappropriate housing.

Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants enhance the quality of life for young people (aged 18-65 years) with high care needs living at home and at risk of entering inappropriate housing.

One-off grants of $2,000-$10,000 are available for the provision of essential equipment, home modifications or services enabling young people with high care needs to remain at home surrounded by loved ones with the choice and dignity we all deserve.

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Have your say on health in our region

Brisbane South Primary Health Network is reaching out people across the southside to ask for locals' views about health needs. This year's focus 'our people and our place' will incorporate the views and values of those who live and work in our region. Have your say now: http://bit.ly/2tb4wm9

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Strong and Resilient Communities Grants – Inclusive Communities Grants

Inclusive Communities grants aim to increase the social and economic participation of vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and families within their communities and enhance their life‑time wellbeing and sense of community belonging.

Funding will only be available to eligible organisations to deliver one-off, time-limited, projects that support the social and economic participation of people in their communities in the ways outlined in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.  Projects may include a trial project, seed or start-up funding to establish new activities, and/or short term interventions to resolve a particular issue.

Applicants must involve key stakeholders from the respective communities to demonstrate the project has endorsement by providing a letter of support as part of the application process. More information about the letter of support can be found in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Applicants are also encouraged to collaborate with other organisations, formally (e.g. consortium arrangements) or informally (e.g. referral partnerships) to address the grant program’s objectives.

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Turnbull Government Cross-Examination Reform Is Unfunded and Inadequate

SENATOR KATY GALLAGHER

ACTING SHADOW ATTORNEY-GENERAL

SHADOW MINISTER FOR SMALL BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES

SENATOR FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

 

TERRI BUTLER MP

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY

MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

 

TURNBULL GOVERNMENT CROSS-EXAMINATION REFORM IS UNFUNDED AND INADEQUATE

 

The Turnbull's government's exposure draft amendments for family law cross-examination reform are inadequate and appear to remain unfunded.

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Postal Plebiscite: The Idea That Won't Die

MARK DREYFUS QC MP

SHADOW ATTORNEY-GENERAL

SHADOW MINISTER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY

MEMBER FOR ISAACS

 

TERRI BUTLER MP

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY

MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

 

POSTAL PLEBISCITE: THE IDEA THAT WON’T DIE

Even after the Parliament and Australian people comprehensively said “no” to a plebiscite on marriage equality, the government is keeping the zombie idea of a postal plebiscite alive.

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Tasmanians To Lose From Turnbull Government's Uni Cuts

TERRI BUTLER MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY
MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

 

TASMANIANS TO LOSE FROM TURNBULL GOVERNMENT’S UNI CUTS

 

Tasmanians stand to lose from the Turnbull government's cuts to university funding and student fee hikes, Shadow Assistant Minister for Universities Terri Butler said.

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Turnbull Government Absent from Domestic Violence Leave Debate

BRENDAN O’CONNOR MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS
MEMBER FOR GORTON 

TERRI BUTLER MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE
MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH 

TURNBULL GOVERNMENT ABSENT FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE DEBATE

 The Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision, which acknowledges that domestic violence leave should be considered a workplace right, exposes the Turnbull Government's failure to provide a workplace response to the issue.

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Griffith Stronger Communities Programme Round 3

What could your community group do with $20,000?

The Stronger Communities Programme asks Members of Parliament to engage with their communities to recommend capital investment projects that strengthen their communities.

Up to $150,000 of funding will be available in Griffith for small capital projects which improve community participation and contribute to the vibrancy and viability of local communities.

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Higher Education And Lower Income Earners Should Not Be Mutually Exclusive

My piece on Huffington Post today:

 

What we want and need from higher education is changing. Cuts, fee hikes and payment threshold reductions put quality and participation at risk.

There are deliberate and direct offerings that complement or replace university learning, depending on your perspective. 58 million people worldwide have signed up to free online courses offered by universities or entities that seek to disrupt them.

More than five years since Stanford started offering some of its courses online for free, providers have become increasingly sophisticated and now offer certification.

Australian universities are also looking at alternatives to the full completion of a degree. It's not just about their lobbying to be able to offer sub-bachelor degrees within the HECS-HELP system. Some are considering offering, and some have started to offer, students the option of taking three or so undergraduate subjects to receive certificates, rather than graduate with a full qualification.

It is unsurprising that there is demand for more flexible ways of obtaining university-level skills and content knowledge.

As our working lives grow longer and more diverse, not to mention more precarious, there is an imperative to balance our ongoing learning with the demands of paid employment and unpaid obligations.

We need to be able to study, and we need to be able to do so around putting the kids to bed and spending often unpredictable amounts of time at work.

Hiking up fees will make it harder for people to afford higher education, with knock-on effects on how they live while they carry the debt, lasting many, many years.

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