ERA’s submission to the Inquiry of the Joint Select Committee on Parliamentary Standards into the Development of Codes of Conduct for Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces is available here.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Here you can download the full text of Equality Rights Alliance’s intervention at the Jobs an 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.
In the wake of the Raise the Bar report by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner on the sexist culture on federal parliament, ERA has been considering whether we need quotas for women’s leadership in politics and business. Check out our research paper on this interesting area.
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 […]
ERA’s op-ed on the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 has been published in the Canberra Times. Check it out by clicking here.
ERA has made submissions to the two inquiries into the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021. ERA fully supports the implementation of the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, but this Bill changes the human right to freedom to manifest religion in fundamental ways that has the potential to limit the human rights of women and […]
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