“The design and delivery of Newstart and income support payments is currently gender blind, even though the global trend is for Governments to incorporate a gender analysis when making budgetary and other decisions Given the critical role played by our welfare system in supporting women’s economic welfare, ERA calls on the Committee to bring a […]

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“In this submission we aim to: a) demonstrate the need for an intersectional gender lens in reviewing Australia’s social protection system, including Centrelink’s compliance program, b) outline Australia’s international human rights commitments to provide social protections which are non-punitive, and which promote gender equality, and demonstrate their incompatibility with Centrelink’s compliance program, and c) recommend […]

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The drivers of housing inequality are deeply gendered. We need a gender-responsive housing strategy to address the barriers women face in securing safe, affordable and appropriate housing.

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The ERA and Harmony Alliance Young Women’s Advisory Groups have joined forces to highlight sexual harassment issues for young women and, in particular, young culturally and linguistically diverse women in a joint submission to the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces.

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The Federal Government is currently engaged in a review of Vocational Education and Training in Australia. Based on the work of ERA’s Education Expert Working Group, ERA made a submission urging for a gender-responsive understanding of VET that takes into account the educational needs of girls and women.

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