The National Foundation of Australian Women has released the Gender Lens on the 17-18 Budget, bringing together a gendered analysis of measures in the Budget with recommendations to enhance gender awareness and responsiveness in the Budget cycle. The Australian Government Budget process does not incorporate gender responsive budgeting nor produce a Women’s Budget Statement. Without […]

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6 June 2016 by Erin Gillen Formal sex education in schools is not meeting the needs of young women, according to a recent survey by the Equality Rights Alliance Young Women’s Advisory Group (YWAG). In doing so, it may also be denying them a human right to comprehensive sex education…

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17 June 2016 by Susan Maury When a gender lens is applied to government policy, it becomes clear that women experience the consequences of policy differently to men.  In this post, Policy Whisperer Susan Maury introduces the Women’s Policy Action Tank and why there is a need for highlighting women’s needs in the policy arena.

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22 October 2015 by Hannah Gissane and Alison McDonald When women won the right to own property it was not envisaged that this would be conditional on safety. Domestic violence is one of the leading drivers of homelessness in Australia. Today, too many women are forced to surrender their right to housing and are displaced […]

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25 November 2016 by Hannah Gissane Domestic violence has long been a leading driver of homelessness in Australia. When women won the right to own property, it was never envisaged that this right would be conditional on safety. Today, too many women are forced to surrender their housing rights in order to be free from […]

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