ACLW's 2016 Diversity Award

27 April 

Nominations for the Australian Centre for Leadership for Women's 2016 Diversity Award close on 12 May. 

The 2016 Diversity Award refines the spirit of ACLW's Award Program as it seeks to platform in a mainstream forum, recognition for community and organisational initiatives in Australia that value and empower women in Australia who come from diverse backgrounds, and particularly from groups that are marginalised.

More information and application forms are available on the ACLW website here.  

National Multicultural Women's Conference 2016

20 April 2016

The Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA) and Settlement Services International (SSI) have partnered to host the inaugural National Multicultural Women's Conference 2016- Influencing change: Vision and Impact. The conference will be held at Parkroyal Parramatta, Sydney, from 3-4 November 2016.

Join practitioners, decision makers, community members and thought leaders, and participate in what will be a lively and productive national dialogue. More information is available on the NMWC website.  

ERA's Women & Tax Webinar Series

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 13:00

How can we make the tax system work for women?

 Prepare for Budget Night with two information sessions from Assoc. Professor Helen Hodgson of Curtin Law School

Webinar 1:

Tax Policy Fundamentals - Thursday, 14 April, 1pm-2:30pm (AEST)

This seminar will introduce participants to the conventional framework for tax policy reform.

 Webinar 2:

Feminist Perspectives on the Tax System -  Friday, 22 April

1pm-2:30pm (AEST)

This seminar will develop the feminist framework for discussion of tax policy.

RSVP: COB Thursday 7 April to era@ywca.org.au

 With many thanks to the National Rural Women’s Coalition for hosting the webinars

A Home of One's Own: Shared Equity for Older, Single Women


8 March 

Women's Property Initiatives has released a new report, A Home of One's Own: Shared Equity for Older Single Women, investigating the feasibility of shared equity products to meet the housing needs of older, single women.

You can find a summary of the report here.

You can find the full report here

#CSW60Aus - Australian Civil Society at the 60th Commission the Status of Women

7 March

CSW60 NGO representatives on the Australian Government delegation, Sarah Boyd and Dr. Anu Mundkur, have developed an information page for Australian Civil Society at CSW60. You can follow all the action at thegenderagency.org/home/csw60/ 

Australian Civil Society attendees will be using the hashtag #CSW60Aus on social media. 

This Valentine's Day, Young Women Offer A Lesson in Sex Education Reform

12 February

Young women want more from their respectful relationships and sex education, according to findings from the Let’s Talk: Young Women’s Views on Sex Education survey. Over 1000 young women, between the ages of 16-21, have voiced their views and experiences on their sex education in the national survey, coordinated by the Young Women’s Advisory Group of the Equality Rights Alliance.

You can read the media release in full here.

Report - Let’s Talk: Young Women’s Views on Sex Education 

ACT Women's Plan- Community Consultation Survey

11 February

ACT Women are encouraged to take part in the ACT Women's Plan- Community Consultation survey, which closes tomorrow Friday 12 February. 

Your responses will be used to help inform the development of the next ACT Women's Plan. 

You can access the survey here. There are three questions and the survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete. 

Government calls for innovative ideas to boost investment in affordable housing


2 February

The Commonwealth Government is calling for public submissions on ways to boost the supply of affordable rental housing through innovative financing models. 

Full media release from the Minister for Social Services and Assistant Minister to the Treasurer here

More information on the submission process is available on the Treasury website here

CSW60 NGO Pre-Departure Briefing

1 February

Join Office for Women, the National Women's Alliances and other NGO delegates to CSW for a briefing and discussion session on the 12th of February in Melbourne. 

Meet members of the Australian Government delegation, hear about the National Women's Alliances' advocacy position at CSW60, exchange information about NGO priorities and plan ongoing contact and support between likeminded NGOs while in New York. Attendance through teleconference available. 

The invitation with more information is available HERE

Invitation to Make a Submission: Domestic Violence and Gender Inequality Inquiry

28 January 

The Senate Standing Committees on Finance and Public Administration are examining the issue of domestic violence and gender inequality. You can find the full terms of reference and more information here

The submission closing date is 31 March 2016. Submission can be uploaded on the Committee website or email as an attachment to fpa.sen@aph.gov.au.  

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