ERA has signed on with 15 other organisations and individuals in response to the Senate Inquiry report into ParentsNext. In response to the Report of the Senate Inquiry into ParentsNext, including its trial and subsequent broader rollout, a broad coalition of service providers, human rights bodies, peak bodies, researchers and advocates today calls time on ParentsNext. […]

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We have worked with the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) to produce this analysis of the Women’s Economic Security Statement.  As the dust settles on the inaugural Women’s Economic Security Statement (WESS), we’ve taken a closer look at the Statement, in particular the workforce participation and economic independence pillars, and what it means for […]

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The following information has been put together by the National Council of Single Mothers and their Children (NCSMC) and can also be accessed here.  What is the Inquiry?  It a allows us to tell the government our views and experiences about ParentsNext. Including letters from DHS-Centrelink, DHS- Centrelink appointments, appointments and services with the ParentsNext providers. You […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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