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BOLD Women and Leadership

We are BOLD women. We are resilient women The uncertainty of these times caused by COVID -19 has the potential to bring us down. But as BOLD women, there is a choice before us. We can get endlessly overwhelmed by the never ending news cycles, …

IEU Member Advice #1 – COVID-19

  13 March 2020 As COVID-19 has reached the pandemic stage and is likely to spread more widely in Australia it raises questions for workers regarding their rights and entitlements under scenarios ranging from work closure to forced quarantine. Employers will need to balance competing …

IEU Speaks – IWD. Campaigning for safer workplaces.

CAMPAIGNING FOR A SAFER WORKPLACES On International Women’s Day, IEU members call out Workplace Gendered Violence (Download PDF version of this article here) What is Workplace Gendered Violence? Workplace gendered violence is any behaviour, action, system or structure in a workplace that causes physical, sexual, …

IEU Speaks – IWD. Generation Equality.

  INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY GENERATION EQUALITY On International Women’s Day, IEU members are called to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, and campaign for Gender Equality. (Download this article in PDF format here) International Women’s Day is time to reflect on progress, to call for change and …

Parenting Leave for fathers – the conversation Australia needs to have

Just one in 20 Australian fathers take primary parental leave according to Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2017. The key drivers of stay-at-work fathers may be the result of gender pay gap difference where women earn less making it unaffordable for a family; or, where …

What these teachers really want from parents

These thought provoking articles by Gabbie Stroud, a freelance writer with over 20 years’ experience, in education may ring true to teachers, ESOs and parents alike. The new school year starts and parents come to school with a freshness amid hope they can reclaim their …

Meet Ruby. Woodcroft College Therapy Dog.

Written by her owner/carer/trainer, Sheralyn Gilbertson Ruby (full name – Rubidium Starrh Gilbertson) was a Christmas present for me in 2017. Even as a puppy, Ruby showed just how much she was drawn to people – especially children. Ruby has undertaken a lot of obedience …

Pets, therapy and schools

  On February 20, ‘National Love Your Pet Day’, people were encouraged to consider the many benefits of their pets and treat them to something special. Studies have shown that sharing your life with a pet has been associated with decreased risk in key health …

What to do about coronavirus

Schools around Australia have reacted differently to students who have recently been to China. Naturally, schools will try to balance the protection of the whole school community with the rights of students to receive an education. The IEU cannot provide any medical advice but we …

Thank you Jenny

As 2019 slides into history, it will take with it the story of Jenny Gilchrist’s 20 year involvement with the IEU(SA) Executive. Jenny is leaving the Executive at the end of this current term. Joining the Executive in 2000, Jenny has been President for the …