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Posted on 28 June 2016

Building ATSI union power on 50th anniversary of Wave Hill

Building ATSI union power on 50th anniversary of Wave Hill

An important opportunity is approaching for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of the AEU to take part in a union leaders’ symposium in Darwin. To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Wave Hill walk off by the Gurindji people, the leadership of the Australian union movement will be gathering in Darwin along with ATSI union members to discuss how to build an effective and inclusive movement.

Posted on 23 June 2016

The code of conduct and political activity

The code of conduct and political activity

With federal and Territory elections approaching, many members have asked about your right to be involved in political campaigns and express political opinions, and how these are affected by your responsibility as a public servant. We have produced the following advice (with thanks to the CPSU, from which much of this information is drawn) for our members employed in the NT public sector. Remember that this is general advice and does not cover all scenarios. If you have a question, contact the union.

Posted on 16 June 2016

School funding and the federal election

School funding and the federal election

With voting now underway for the federal election, it is important to look closely at the commitments of the major parties on education. Malcolm Turnbull confirmed with the federal budget that his Coalition government is abandoning the Gonski needs-based funding model for schools. He has committed an additional $1.2 billion over three years beginning in 2018.

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