Building on our work at the Jobs and Skills Summit, ERA has made a submission to Treasury on the Employment White Paper. In it, we argue that women are being described as ‘under-utilised’, or an ‘untapped resource’ in the context of paid work, despite the fact that most women are already working full-time, even more […]

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ERA has made a submission to the House of Representatives Select Committee on Workforce Australia  regarding ParentsNext. We’re arguing that the compulsory nature of the program combined with onerous so-called ‘mutual obligations’ puts the ParentsNext program in breach of the right to social security in article 9 of the  Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural […]

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Equality Rights Alliance has congratulated the Prime Minister, the Minister for Women and the Minister for Social Security on the changes to the National Paid Parental Leave Scheme announced today. “The changes are significant and welcome. Overall, it shifts the dial on paid parental leave so all family members potentially benefit,” said Helen Dalley-Fisher, Convenor […]

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Here is the full text of Equality Rights Alliance’s intervention at the Jobs and Skills Summit. Please note – this is the unedited version, which was subsequently edited for time on the floor of the Summit. Please check against delivery before quoting. Job and Skills Summit Two Minute Intervention Delivered 1 September 2022 I’d like […]

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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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