This will be an interactive seminar and will give attendees the opportunity to discuss a
better future for Canberra.
“We have too many older women sleeping in their cars. We have too many mums who don’t know where the next meal for their kids is going to be coming from. We have entrenched economic disadvantage and it’s vital that we have a long-term plan for addressing that. Not short-term planning and long-term tax cuts.”
“With just over 40% of CRA recipients in housing stress after receiving CRA, females making up 66% of unassisted requests for specialist homelessness service and almost 200 000 households waiting for social housing, it is clear than when housing supports fail from under-investment, it is women and their children who are left with nowhere to go.”
In 2018 the Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO will travel across the country to speak with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls as part of the Wiyi Yani U Thangani ‘Women’s Voices’ project. The project will build on the legacy of the landmark Women’s Business report from 1986, which was the first and last […]
ERA has worked with our membership to develop our 2018-18 pre-budget submission which covers gender responsive budgeting, much-needed funding for time-use surveys, rebuilding the aid budget and women’s access to affordable housing, livable incomes, education and health services. The full submission is available here. With a word version here.
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 […]
ERA has mapped our domestic advocacy priorities on housing affordability, respectful relationships and sex education and gender aware policies and processes against international human rights and gender equality commitments that Australia has signed up for. This document serves as a guide on joining the dots between these national issues and agreements that set international standards in each of […]
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, […]
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 […]
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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