A new report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has found that women are earning only 64% of the average male's wage and salary income. The report shows that men earn more than women in every State and Territory with the gap particularly large in Western Australia where women earn only 55% of the average male income.
Earlier this week a Productivity Commission into childcare and early childhood learning was announced. The Productivity Commission will focus on developing a system that supports workforce participation and addresses children's learning and development needs.
The Australian Human Rights Commission is urging people across Australia to make online submissions to the Australian Human Rights Commission's Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review.
The Commission is particularly interested to hear from women and men who have experienced discrimination while on parental leave or upon their return to work following parental leave, as well as from community organisations working with women who have experienced discrimination.
“He controlled all the money. I had to account for every cent I spent.”
"I trusted him with our money, now I’m left with all his debts.”
“When we got married I had some savings, a job and a car. The marriage is over and I’ve got nothing.”
“I don’t care about the money. I just want to feel safe, get away, and start again.”
Sound familiar? WIRE Women's Information is keen to hear from women who have either experienced financial abuse or supported a friend or family member. This information will help to improve information and support that is available for women.
Join Dr Carla Harris (Workplace Gender Equality Agency), Yolanda Vega (Australian Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Meraiah Foley (PhD candidate, University of Sydney) and Marian Baird (Women and Work Research Group, Sydney University) as they present on the issue of pay equity for women in small business.
Where? Sydney University's Darlington Centre
Time? 4pm for a 4:30 start
Date? Wednesday the 4th of September
RSVP? By the 28th of August. You can register here.
An information session will be held on the ACT microcredit program. No intertest and low interest loans are made available for eligible applicants to start or grow a business. Key target groups include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, migrants, young people, women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals.