Local Advocacy Archive 2011-2014

Defending the rights of women and girls as human rights

In June 2011 the Australian Federation of Graduate Women – Victoria (now Graduate Women Victoria) made a submission to the Victorian Review of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act of 2006. The submission argued that the rights defined under the Act should be preserved and extended, with special reference to the right to education. Read on.

 Defending the democratic rights of university staff and students

In November 2012 Graduate Women Victoria wrote to Premier Baillieu protesting against the introduction of legislation intended to remove the elected representatives of staff and students from the governing councils of Victorian universities. Read on.

Defending technical education in the name of women

In March 2013 Graduate Women Victoria wrote to Premier Baillieu asking him to maintain funding for technical education in Victoria. Read on.

Defending the future of primary and secondary education

In  April 2013 Graduate Women Victoria sent a series of emails to the new Premier Napthine and his minister for education asking them to support the proposed Gonski reforms (and funding) for primary and secondary education.

  • April 14: email to Premier Napthine. Read on.
  • April 28: email to Minister Dixon. Read on.
  • April 29: email to Premier Napthine. Read on.
Asking for funding for rural education

In April 2014 Graduate Women Victoria wrote to Martin Dixon, Minister for Education, calling on him to commit to a rapid and fully funded implementation of the Auditor-General’s report on Access to Education for Rural Students. Read on.

Protesting against the sale of the land of closed schools

In June 2014 Graduate Women Victoria wrote to Martin Dixon, asking him to reconsider the sale of the land of closed schools for development. Read on.

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