“In early November 2017 the Republican-led House of Representatives released their version of what would become the Tax and Job Acts—an unprecedented give away to the wealthiest Americans. A provision in the bill would have included the ‘taxing’ of graduate student tuition waivers. As a result, graduate students could have owed the government thousands of dollars in ‘taxes,’ despite the majority of graduate students earning less than $20,000 a year. “
This article adopts critical auto-ethnography to examine how Australian university unions and unionists have developed strategies for campus activism. The enablers and restraints on union activism in Australian higher education are discussed using the device of vignettes of a unionist active in the sector from the 1980’s onwards, and an agenda for the future raised.
I was the first openly transgender student at my high school and successfully secured the rights for transgender students to use the bathroom of their gender identity, room with students of the same gender identity for overnight field trips, and to change their name in the school’s attendance system to reflect their preferred name and gender marker.
Scotland is considered one of the most progressive countries in Europe…Scotland, and by default Glasgow, has not always been LGBT+ forward. Queer visibility and acceptance is a relatively recent development in the social and legal landscape. Queer identities were previously socially stigmatized and there were possible legal repercussions including jail time for homosexual acts – both in public and in private.