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Affordable and Accessible Housing

Rental housing policy that addresses the needs of women 

Artwork by Lesley Salem


Women's Guide to Welcome to Country Ceremony and Acknowledgement of Country



Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of

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CSW Report Back presented by the National Women's Alliances

Wed, 07/05/2014 - 09:30

Australian Human Rights Commission

Level 3, 175 Pitt St


The CSW report back will allow you to hear directly from women who attended the 58th Commission on the Status of Women in New York this year. We will discuss themes and trends emerging from the negotations and examine options for further action. 

Please register your attendance by 2nd May 2014. 

Job Opportunity: AWAVA Program Manager

17 April

The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance is currently seeking a new Program Manager. Information on this position available here. 

Australian Women's Health Network 2014 Survey

16 April

The Australian Women's Health Network is currently conducting their National 2014 Survey. By taking the time to complete the survey (about 15 minutes) you will be helping to plan for the future of AWHN on several fronts. The survey will help AWHN better understand what services you find useful, what you could do without and what else could be done in the area of women's health and well being. 

As an incentive (not that you really need one) we are also offering a fabulous $100 gift voucher as a prize. 

Sue Salthouse on 91.1FM, ACT tomorrow

10 April

International Women's Day Award Winner and renowned disability advocate, Sue Salthouse will talk about her life and work tomorrow from 3pm on YES SHE CAN (91.1FM, CMS Radio). Be sure to tune in. 

Being Board Ready: A Guide for Women

2 April

The Women's Advisory Council in WA has released Being Board Ready - a toolkit for women pursuing roles on boards. This resource includes insightful case studies, practical examples and further resources. 

Older Women's Housing Vulnerability in the ACT Focus Group

1 April

Are you worried about having secure housing into retirement? ACT Shelter would like to invite you to talk about your situation and discuss with other women possible solutions. 

The older women's housing vulnerability in the ACT focus group will take place on 9 April 10am-1pm with tea and lunch provided. 

For more information on getting involved contact or (02) 6247 3727. 

ERA Submission to Senate Inquiry on Affordable Housing

28 March

ERA has this week made a submission to the Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into Affordable Housing. We have used this submission to shine a light on the issue of older, single women retiring into housing uncertainty and proposed a suite of measures to address Australia's chronic housing affordability problem. Please find the submission attached. 

Project on older women's housing vulnerability in the ACT

21 March

ACT Shelter is conducting research into the housing needs of women in the ACT in the later part of their lives.

As part of this research, ACT Shelter is inviting women who are single (with or without children), aged 45 and above, and who don't think they will own their home outright by the time they retire, to tell their stories. 

You can complete the research survey here. For more information about this project, contact Lisa at 

Apply Now: Women Towards Sustainability e-Leaders Program

19 March

The National Rural Women's Coalition has launched the Women Towards Sustainability e-Leaders Program. The NRWC is calling for applications from women who are primary producers and/or women working in the area of sustainability who want to improve natural resource management and environmental sustainability of their enterprise and/or local catchment. 

Applications close 4 April, 4pm AEST. 

Women Defendants to AVOs: What is their experience of the justice system?

19 March

Women's Legal Services NSW (WLS) has released Women Defendants to AVOs: What is their experience of the justice system? 

This report is the start of an evidence base that will lead to a better understanding of this issue and improve practice for all in the legal system. The results illustrate some of the systemic issues experienced by women AVO defendants. 

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