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.
One of ERA's sister alliances, Economic Security 4 Women is hosting a forum to consider how women and girls are doing in education today and identify the important issues we need to raise with the Australian Government and the wider community.
You must register by Wedneday the 5th of June (for all or any 3 of the events) here http://www.trybooking.com/CVUP.
Where? Wednesday 12th June at the Freda Bage Room of the Women’s CollegeCollege Road The University of Queensland St Lucia Campus
For the second year running, TEDxCanberra will host a satellite event with TED's TEDWomen on the afternoon of Friday 6 December. We're expanding this year to include live presenters of our own.
One of many TEDxWomen events held around the world, TEDxCanberraWomen includes a session from the TEDWomen event on screen, as well as a session of Canberra women talking about their work and passions.
TEDxCanberraWomen is a great opportunity to share ideas with a diverse group of women (and men). If you’re looking for a stimulating afternoon of learning and sharing in a respectful and inclusive environment, then TEDxCanberraWomen is for you!
Please check our site for information on sessions and speakers, and registration, which will go live on 21 November.