ERA is hosting its 2021 virtual Members Gathering from Monday, 15 February 2021 to Monday, 22 February 2021. Over its 18 year history, ERA has evolved significantly in response to a range of different challenges and changes in the world around us. As we move towards our 20th anniversary in 2022, it’s time to take stock […]

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Today we are grieving the loss of Sue Salthouse, an extraordinary advocate for disability justice and women, and an ERA member rep for many years. Sue was a member of no fewer than four ERA member organisations (Women with Disabilities Australia, Women in Adult and Vocational Education, National Foundation of Australian Women and as we’ve […]

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Older single women are one of the fastest growing cohorts of people experiencing homelessness and most of them have never been homeless before. This paper identifies the underlying systemic and compounding causes of older women’s homelessness, examines the devastating impact of gendered economic inequality and the key policy areas that require attention. It calls for […]

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Image credit: 2018 NAIDOC poster, tarmunggie-woman, by Cheryl Moggs, a proud descendant of the Bigambul people of Goondiwindi, Bungunya and Toobeah regions in South West Queensland. See more about the poster and artist here. 2018 NAIDOC Week began 8 July and will run through to 15 July. The theme is Because of Her, We Can  – recognising, […]

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Canberra

The 2018 Pamela Denoon Lecture ‘Time’s up on sexual harassment’ will be given by Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins (see details below and flier attached). Ms Jenkins’ lecture will focus on the recent report into sexual harassment and assault at Australian Universities. She will discuss the findings, the proposed strategies, and the response to the report. […]

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Canberra

Join the National Library of Australia for a special dinner to celebrate the 100th anniversary of eight million women being granted the right to vote in the United Kingdom. Genevieve Jacobs will lead historians Dr Beatrice Bijon and Dr Clare Wright in a discussion on women’s suffrage in Australia and the UK, followed by a […]

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In a controversial move, the National Gender Pay Equity Taskforce has put forward a new proposal to reduce men’s pay in their “Shortcut to Equality” plan.  Taskforce Director Sally Bayne said, “We recognise that solutions to the gender pay gap have traditionally centred on increasing the amount women are paid, however, we note this focus […]

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