ERA urges the government to place care at the centre of our economy by, among other things, addressing disparities in women-dominated care sectors, tackling climate change (including through significant emission reductions), applying a gender lens to climate change and disaster planning, mitigation and response, and by making affordable housing a priority. Our recommendations for the […]

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ERA has made a submission to the Australian Public Service Commissioner’s review of the almost 50 year old APS Maternity Leave Act. We’re calling for changes to the legislation including gender neutral language, recognising the diversity of families and the need to redistribute unpaid care between men and women, although the use of more inclusive […]

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ERA is calling on the Federal Public Service Commission to modernise the Maternity Leave Act covering Commonwealth employees, so it enables gender equality. Outdated parental leave provisions can reinforce harmful gender stereotypes and harm women in the workplace. It is therefore, vital that the Maternity Leave Act better reflects the realities of modern parenting and the needs of diverse families. 

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  The Equality Rights Alliance (ERA) has called on the Federal Government to leverage the ground-breaking data work of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) by giving the agency teeth to close the action gap among employers who report to it. “WGEA can’t currently drive transformative change because the Act suffers from weak standards and […]

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Click on this to go directly to the post and watch the ACOSS Community Sector Post Budget Press Conference, featuring ERA Manager Helen Dalley-Fisher. Speakers Include: Australian Council of Social Service CEO Dr. Cassandra Goldie People with Disability Australia President, Samantha Connor National Council of Single Mothers and their Children CEO, Terese Edwards Council on the Ageing […]

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