National Foundation for Australian Women Cocktail Party

Mon, 07/09/2015 - 18:00

Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Level 17, 8 Chifley
8-12 Chifley Square
Sydney , NSW 2000

The National Foundation for Australian Women is holding a cocktail evening featuring an interview with Annabel Crabb, by journalist Sarah Macdonald. The interview will discuss Annabel Crabb's book, "The Wife Drought" and her career. 

Please RSVP through the trybooking website

Women's Leadership Opportunity

22 July 

The Federal Government and Australian Institue of Company Directors are offering 55 Cultural Diversity Scholarships to women who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or come from a culturally or linguistically diverse background. The scholarship is an opportunity to undertake the AICD's highly regarded Foundations of Directorships program (25 scholarships) or Company Directors Course (30 scholarships); and includes 12 months membership to the AICD.  

The Scholarship program is aimed at supporting an increased representation of women on Australian boards and fostering emerging female talent. 

Applications are due at 5pm on Monday 27 July. More information on applying is available here

Apply to be a YWAG member!

8 July 

Applications are open to join ERA's Young Women's Advisory Group (YWAG).  If you are a young woman between the ages of 16-30, you are eligible to apply! YWAG brings young women's voices and experiences to ERA's policy and advocacy work and leads a project on sex, sexuality and respectful relationships education. 

Applications are available here and are open until the 19th of July. Applicants will be notified of results in early August. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, women from culturally and linguistically diverse background and women living in rural or remote areas are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Research in Victoria: Are you divorced or separated?


1 July 

Divorce and separation are 'critical life events' that often have substantial financial impacts on those ending their relationships. There is increasing recognition that such disruption often results in tenure change (moving from ownership/purchase to rental) for one or both former partners, with some people remaining in rental thereafter. Even where a former partner remains in the ‘family’ home, or when housing is purchased with a new partner, financial recovery can sometimes be difficult or slow. This in turn impacts on the wealth and security required for retirement, with an increasing number of households renting in retirement or continuing to pay mortgages.

However, little is understood about the housing and related decisions faced after property settlement and how this relates to financial recovery/non-recovery in the medium to longer term. Amongst other things we are interested in the role of gender on the outcomes. The significance of this issue is increasing, not only because the private rental system is encompassing a growing proportion of older persons, but also because of an increased risk of homelessness in old age.

Power of a Woman Conference

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 08:30

Holmes Building, Sydney University

The Power of Women Conference aims to give women and men the opportunity to hear, feel and understand the power of a woman & enable a woman to define her own power.

ACLW invites feminist forces to unravel their insights to who they are and who they are becoming.

For further information, or to register for this event, please visit the Power of a Woman website.

COTA Australia's National Policy Forum 2015

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 09:00

National Press Club, Canberra

The genders have a very different experience of later life.

People's life experiences are also strongly influenced by such factors as culture, language and location. These and other aspects of human diversity affect the experience and meaning of gender in older age too.

In 2015 COTA Australia will again bring together a group of outstanding individuals to explore what is needed to ensure that the genders have the same opportunities and are equally well prepared for later life.


For further event information visit the COTA website.

A registration fee will apply.  For more information visit www.cota.org.au or email events@cota.org.au.

The voices of mid-life women facing housing insecurity


3 June

A new research report from Andrea Sharam sheds light on the experiences of single, older women facing housing and vulnerability to homelessness in their old age. One of the most surprising aspects of this trend is the propensity for these women to be tertiary educated. Focus groups reveal education as a significant means by which these women improved their economic positions, although most had entered female dominated, hence poorer paying industries. However, in most cases their gains came too late in their lives and/or have been undermined by labour market flexibility that has resulted in precarious employment with retrenchments, casualisation, and reductions in hours of work a common experience. 

You can access this new research report here

Launch of Let's Talk: Young Women's Views on Sex Education Survey

28 May 2015

Photograph of 5 panellists with audience in foreground

Our Young Women's Advisory Group have launched the survey Let's Talk: Young Women's Views on Sex Ed. 

As part of the launch, ERA hosted a panel of young women to discuss their views on sex, sexuality and respectful relationships education. Watch this space for a podcast from this panel. 

Equilibrium Man Challenge

The Equilibrium Challenge aims to provide a communications forum for people interest in flexible work practices and workplace gender equality as well as the technology, tools and tactics that enable people to achieve greater equilibrium in their lives. 

For more information please consult the Equilibrium Man Challenge Official Supporter pack (attached). 

FECCA 2015 Biennial Conference - Multiculturalism in Action: Building a better future for all Australians

Thu, 05/11/2015 - 09:00

Sheraton on the Park, 161 Elizabeth St, Sydney

Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia biennial Conference - Multiculturalism in Action: Building a better future for all Australians .

This will be held in Sydney, NSW, on 5-6 November 2015. This year's conference is organised jointly by the Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA) and the Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW (ECC NSW).

The conference will draw together leading decision makers, thinkers and practitioners to discuss and debate key issues that relate to Australia's multiculturalism. These will be explored through a series of plenary addresses, panel discussions and presentations. We invite everyone with interest in multicultural affairs to contribute to the debate that will undoubtedly lead to new collaborations and opportunities.

Find out more about the event, and register through the Conference website.

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