Equity

CAPA Equity is a committee that consists of women’s, queer, international, and disabilities’ portfolios. The liaison officer between NATSIPA and CAPA also sits on the equity committee. The Equity committee feeds in to the CAPA Executive committee through the Vice President (Equity), who chairs the Equity committee. This ensures that equity issues are discussed and represented at every level of the organisation.

In 2018, the CAPA Equity committee launched the Raise Our Voice campaign, which intends to raise awareness of equity initiatives in postgraduate spaces. The campaign highlights marginalised voices among the postgraduate population, and emphasises national advocacy for equity groups. All CAPA affiliates are invited to participate in the Raise Our Voice campaign. We are seeking to spotlight excellent equity initiatives by CAPA affiliates, in order to give recognition to your contributions and inspire student leaders around Australia to do more for equity groups. If you would like to be involved, please contact the Vice President (Equity) (email: vp-equity@capa.edu.au).

The first outcome of the Raise Our Voice campaign is the Equity Student Representatives Handbook, which provides guidance for how to effectively represent equity groups at a postgraduate level.

Mick FoxVP – Equity
Mick Fox
e: vp_equity@capa.edu.au 

 

 

 

The Equity committee convenes on a monthly basis. Minutes are kept confidential due to the sensitive nature of topics discussed. Transparency is achieved through provision of quarterly reports to affiliates. CAPA affiliates are invited to contact the Vice President (Equity) if they would like further information on the activities of the Equity committee.

Sharlene Leroy-Dyer - IndigenousDr Sharlene Leroy-Dyer

e: indigenous@capa.edu.au

 

 

 

The NATSIPA Liaison Officer is appointed to CAPA by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Association (NATSIPA). NATSIPA (formerly known as NIPAAC) is a national network of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander postgraduate students, and non-Indigenous student supporters. NATSIPA’s goal is to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can access postgraduate education in a fair and equitable manner. They do this by working towards better support, greater funding, and improved opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in higher education.

The NATSIPA Liaison Officer will act as an advocate for the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate students at a national level, within the Council, and at individual institutions.

The NATSIPA Liaison Officer
• Provides policy advice to the Council and committees in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate students and ensuring that appropriate protocols are adopted.
• Liaises with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate students, other national organisations representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples generally, government agencies and relevant ministers.
• Attend appropriate conferences and fora as an advocate of the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate students, preparing speeches, reports and papers as required.
• Monitors CAPA policy in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate students and encouraging Constituent Organisations to provide culturally safe environments within their associations and in their institutions.
• Liaises with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander officers of affiliate associations.

Florian SpaltoffFlorian

e: international@capa.edu.au

 

IMG_6195Marguerite Biasatti

e: disabilities@capa.edu.au

 

IMG_6163Dylan Styles

e: queer@capa.edu.au

Sharlene Leroy-Dyer - IndigenousSharlene Leroy-Dyer

e: women@capa.edu.au