Participants at the Federal Budget training workshop in Adelaide
Equality Rights Alliance's Draft Work Plan for 2011-2012 includes a collaboration with other National Women's Alliances on the Federal Budget 2012. The focus this year is on skills development, to provide Government with strategic input on key issues affecting women for the Federal Budget 2012, and increase the skills of women's advocates to participate in Federal Budget processes 2013.
Equality Rights Alliance are hosting training workshops in cities around Australia for women to develop skills in the Federal Budget submission process, and running public campaigns to support their submissions. Notes taken by attendees at the Sydney and Adelaide training workshops are available for download below. There are also speaking notes provided by Laura McLean and Eva Cox, guest speakers from our Sydney workshop. Workshops have been held in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney. The final workshop will be held in Alice Springs on Monday 23 July 2012.
Federal Budget 2012
Equality Rights Alliance led the writing of a collective 2012 Federal Budget submission from wormen's organisations, focusing on affordable housing, tax reform including superannuation and childcare, and violence against women.
The collective submission represents the views of:
- Equality Rights Alliance
- Australian Women Against Violence Alliance
- Australian Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Alliance
- Economic Security 4 Women
- National Foundation for Australian Women
- National Council of Women of Australia
It has been endorsed, in whole or in part, by 58 member organisations of Equality Rights Alliance (listed in the submission).
It has also been endorsed by the Australian Federation of Business and Professional Women, and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance.
A public awareness event at Parliament House raised awareness of the gender impact of the lack of affordable housing on 22 March 2012.
The project concluded with an event to promote gender analysis on Federal Budget night in Canberra.