ERA has recently made this submission on a proposed scheme of compulsory rent deduction for social housing tenants contained within the Social Service Legislation Amendment (Housing Affordability) Bill 2017. ERA supports the objective to reduce evictions from public housing into homelessness.  It is clear a response is needed to this critical issue – any eviction into […]

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Equality Rights Alliance has joined with the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance in writing to the Prime Minister and all Federal, State and Territory Treasurers and Ministers for Housing, Women and the Prevention of Family Violence to put forward our vision for a gender responsive National Housing and Homelessness Agreement. With negotiations underway between the States, […]

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The timeline for Federal pre-budget submissions is different this year, with community stakeholder submissions due by 15 December. Usually submissions are due in late January-early February, so please get this information out to your networks. It is critical that we maintain and continue to build the pressure on the need for gender responsive budgeting. This […]

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We have made our submission to the ALP’s Setting the Agenda- National Conversation on Gender Equality process. The submission is in two parts focussing on older women’s housing issues and the YWAG-led and  authored submission on sex education. Housing Word Version YWAG Sex Education Setting the Agenda Word Version  

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Women’s Legal Services NSW (WLSNSW) has recently released the Domestic Violence and Renting: Prioritising Safety at Home report which details experiences of domestic violence and renting in NSW from a 2017 WLSNSW survey. WLSNSW has been leading a push  to make tenancy laws in NSW fairer for people experiencing domestic violence working to strengthen proposed […]

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Pearce

Women’s Centre for Health Matters would like to hear from women who have concerns about housing in the ACT. Responses will be included in the WCHM submission to the ACT Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Renewal’s Inquiry into Housing in October, and work on the socio-economic determinants of health. Please see the […]

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Sydney

A transformational conference to understand the leadership of women from minority groups in Australia and explore how organisations can advance Diversity and Inclusion. Women from minority groups are the least represented in leadership in Australia. Whilst Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace focuses on including employees from minority groups so that organisations benefit from their different talent and […]

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The National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) has released their review of and response to the Australian Government’s Strategy to boost women’s workforce participation – Towards 2025. Detailed in this response is an overall support for a Strategy which focusses on increasing women’s workforce participation, however, NFAW remains concerned that this there are some key opportunities […]

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*This ERA article was included in the May Issue of Parity on Revisiting Homelessness Data*  Gender relevant and responsive housing and homelessness data has long been a source of consternation and discussion for researchers, policy-makers and advocates. The available data on homelessness services, housing stress and housing assistance goes some way to uncovering women’s housing […]

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