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.
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.
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 CSW report back will allow you to hear directly from women who attended the 58th Commission on the Status of Women in New York this year. We will discuss themes and trends emerging from the negotations and examine options for further action.