NSWTF 100 Years 100 Motions

NSWTF 100 Years 100 Motions

Federation has always been dedicated to the principles of representative democracy. Our highest decision-making body is Annual Conference, which meets to debate and vote on motions that determine the priorities and future actions of the union. Federation’s Annual Conference in 1919 had more than 100 motions to debate.

To honour a century of Annual Conference debates and decisions, here are 100 motions — one from each year of our first 100 years, 1918-2017.

To see the full list, CLICK HERE.

Vale Marie Muir

Jozefa Sobski AM, Chair of the Board, Jessie Street National Women’s Library have been informed by the family that Marie Muir passed away in Perth. Marie was a long time Board member till  2013 of Jessie Street National Women’s Library.  She was Vice Chair from 2006- 2009 and Chair in 2011. She convened the Annual Luncheon organising committee and was an energetic and entertaining MC at the event for many years. Her bursts into Judy Small’s song  “A Heroine of Mine” at the Luncheon always lifted our spirits. Warmth, inclusiveness and an ability to make all feel comfortable and welcome in the Library, was her personal style.
She insisted on democratic decision-making, having learnt this from her many years of activism in the NSW Teachers’ Federation and a distinguished teaching career ending as Principal of  Wahroonga Primary School. She will be remembered with affection and great respect as a committed feminist and a passionate supporter of public education.
I personally owe her a great debt for twisting my arm to join the Library and then its Board. The funeral will be held in Perth with a memorial service in Sydney later in the year.
Jozefa Sobski AM
Chair of the Board, Jessie Street National Women’s Library

October Meeting

Friday 12th October 2018
Federation House
The committee will meet at 11am.

There will be a free light lunch at 12.15pm for members, guests and visitors.

The guest speaker will be introduced at 1.00pm. 
The speaker will be followed by a General Meeting about 2.00pm.
The meeting usually concludes by 3.30pm.


Friends of the ABC – Professor Ed Davis – Australia: Challenges to Public Broadcasting.


October Luncheon

The next luncheon is at NOON on Wednesday 17th October 2018.

Club York, at 99 York St, close to the York St entrance of Queen Victoria Building.

Club York’s Red Room Buffet, on Level One.
You will be spoilt for choice with a fabulous selection of more than twenty hot and cold dishes, including seafood and decadent desserts.

$28 non members

October Social

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On Wednesday 24th October we are having lunch at the International College of Management, 151 Darley Road Manly. The venue is where seminarians were trained to become Catholic priests.
Booked for 30 people.
Lunch commences 12 noon.
Cost $38pp
Meet 10.30am at Wharf 3, Circular Quay, to catch the 11.00am Manly Ferry
Then the 135 Bus opposite Manly Wharf (Stop 209581) on the left hand side of the traffic lights. Bus departs 11.37am and arrives 11.44am
For more details contact Max Prince on 0431 473 983

November Social

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On Wednesday 21st November we are making a tour of the Sydney Jewish Museum.
Meet 12.45pm at the front door of the Sydney Jewish Museum, 148 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst (very close to St Vincent’s Hospital).
Cost $12.00 seniors, pay on the day
Bags will be checked due to the high security.
1.00pm is the start of the 1 hr tour.

We have booked for 12 people.
For more details contact Max Prince on 0431 473 983

December Social

Image result for teacher christmas drawingsOn Tuesday 4th December, in lieu of our December luncheon we are visiting St Stephens Uniting Church Sydney for a light lunch.
Meet at 11.00am in St Stephens Uniting Church, 197 Macquarie St, Sydney
At 1.00pm there will be a performance by the Conservatorium High School.

For more details contact Margaret De La Garde