Advocating on issues of education
LETTER to the Minister for Education The Hon. Jason Clare MP, regarding the increase in student debt due to indexation from the Education Convenor, Dr Hilary Yerbury.
The Early Years Strategy submission and a submission to the Australian Universities Accord, both prepared by Education Convenor, Dr Hilary Yerbury.
LETTER to Mr Nick Hockley, CEO of Cricket Australia, from Education Convenor Dr Hilary Yerbury, acknowledging the action of Cricket Australia in support of education for girls and women in Afghanistan.
Many women were elected and re-elected to office in the recent NSW state elections. President Tricia Blombery wrote to each of them with a letter of congratulations. LETTER of thanks from Hon. Steph Cooke MP, Member for Cootamundra. LETTER of thanks from the Hon. Jodie Harrison MP, Minister for Women, Minister for Seniors, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
LETTER to Hon Jason Clare MP, Minister for Education, from Education Convenor Dr Hilary Yerbury regarding the commencement of the Australian Universities Accord process – a 12-month review of Australia’s higher education system, led by a panel of eminent Australians.
RESPONSE from Minister for the Environment The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, to President Tricia Blombery’s letter of congratulations on her appointment.
RESPONSE from the office of Hon Jason Clare MP, Minister for Education, to Education Convenor Dr Hilary Yerbury and President ‘Tricia Blombery’s letters regarding post-school education opportunities for women and the impact of the student contribution increases in humanities and social sciences subjects on female students.
LETTER to Hon Dr Anne Aly MP newly appointed Minister for Early Childhood Education from President Tricia Blombery congratulating her on her appointment and Letter from Education Convenor Dr Hilary Yerbury on the government’s Early Years Strategy. RESPONSE from the Minister.
LETTER to the Hon Matthew Keane, NSW Treasurer, from Education Convenor Dr Hilary Yerbury, on the government’s announcement of the Early Years Strategy of early childhood education.
The May federal election succeeded in bringing many more women into government and also more women into cabinet than ever before. President ‘Tricia Blombery has been busy writing letters of congratulation and also introduction to GW-NSW.
Indigenous Affairs Minister Linda Burney, (see her Response) Minister for the Environment Tanya Plibersek, Education Minister Jason Clare, Skills and Training Minister Brendon O’Connor, Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland (see Response), Minister for Regional Development, Local Governmenr and Territories, Kristy McBain (see Response), successful Women Senators, Deputy National Leader, Perin Davey, (see Response) and to all women elected in NSW. Please see a response from the Office of The Hon Senator Katy Gallagher, and Susan Templeman MP.
LETTER to The Hon. Alister Henskens, Minister for Skills and Training, from Education Convenor Dr Hilary Yerbury, on the importance of TAFE as an educational pathway for women and girls, supporting its future funding and a request for more reflection of women in its promotion and advertising. Please find the RESPONSE from The Hon Alister Henskens SC MP, Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology and Minister for Skills and Training, and a further Letter from Education Convenor Dr Hilary Yerbury.
LETTER to the Minister for Education and the recently Acting Minister, from Education Convenor Dr Hilary Yerbury, on the issue of political interference in the ARC funding processes.
Letter to the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, leader of the Opposition, from Education Convenor Dr Hilary Yerbury, commending Labour on its promise to fund up to 20,000 additional university places and 465,000 free TAFE places in areas of skills shortages if elected.
Letter to the Attorney General Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash from President ‘Tricia Blombery raising concerns about the Religious Discrimination Bill, to be tabled in parliament, and its implications for the safety, security and support of women. RESPONSE from the Attorney General’s Department.
Letter to Hon Alan Tudge MP, Federal Minister for Education congratulating him on his appointment and outlining concerns over changes to the education sector. RESPONSE from Hon Alan Tudge MP.
Letter to Hon Dan Tehan MP, Federal Minister for Education, regarding recent changes to the University sector – RESPONSE from Hon Dan Tehan MP, Federal Minister for Education, RESPONSE from Shadow Minister for Education and Training, Hon Tanya Plibersek MP.