Economic Security

Budget Responses

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We are working on a more detailed breakdown of the 2011 Budget for women here. In addition, the following 2011 Budget responses from other community sector organisations might be of interest:

More will be added as we hear about them - email if your organisation has a media release you think we should read!

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ERA Submission to Senate Inquiry on Affordable Housing

28 March

ERA has this week made a submission to the Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into Affordable Housing. We have used this submission to shine a light on the issue of older, single women retiring into housing uncertainty and proposed a suite of measures to address Australia's chronic housing affordability problem. Please find the submission attached. 

Gender Equity: Women, Work and the Economy: A Business Case

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 13:30

National Australia Bank, The Academy (The Bowl Room), 500 Bourke St, Melbourne

This event will bring together experts and practitioners from across business, government and civil society for a shared learning and discussion on identifying and seeking solutions to remove the barriers preventing the full and equal participation of women in the workforce, particularly at board and management levels. 

For more information and registration, visit the UNAA Victoria website.

Call for Papers: Our Work Our Lives Conference

14 March

The Our Work Our Lives 2014 Conference website is now live! You are invited to register and/or submit an abstract.

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended and the new deadline is 31st March, 2014.

Financial Abuse Online Survey - Share your story!

12 March

“He controlled all the money. I had to show him receipts for every cent I spent.”

“I trusted him to manage all our money, now I’m left with all his debts.”

“When we got married, I had a job, a car and I was saving up to buy a house. The marriage is over and I’ve got nothing.”

“We were both on good salaries, but we never seemed to have enough money. I kept wondering where all the money was going.”

“Every time I tried to talk about money, he’d get angry.”

Sound familiar? 

Women and Money Survey

19 February

Over the last 30 years, there have been major changes in the numbers of women who are in paid work, and in the ways single and partnered women deal with money. 

Professors Roslyn Russell (RMIT University) and Amalia Di Lorio (La Trobe University) are leading an investigation into Australian women's experiences with managing money. 

The next stage of the research project is a 15 minute public survey open to all women. Please feel free to take part in this survey to be part of this valuable research. 

Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review

28 January

The submissions process for the Australian Human Rights Commission Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review is nearing a close. 

Submissions can be made at the following link Submissions close on Friday 31 January 2014. 

ABS finds men earning more than women Australia-wide

6 January 

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.

You can read more about the ABS report here.  

Productivity Commission into Childcare

21 November

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.

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