Member Notices

National Foundation for Australian Women Cocktail Party

Mon, 07/09/2015 - 18:00

Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Level 17, 8 Chifley
8-12 Chifley Square
Sydney , NSW 2000

The National Foundation for Australian Women is holding a cocktail evening featuring an interview with Annabel Crabb, by journalist Sarah Macdonald. The interview will discuss Annabel Crabb's book, "The Wife Drought" and her career. 

Please RSVP through the trybooking website

Convention on the Rights of the Child Roundtable

Thu, 20/08/2015 - 14:00

University House, ANU

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the most ratified of all the UN Conventions, ratified by Australia in December 1990. It seems 25 year later that we still need to work harder to ensure children in Australia can reach their fullest potential. 

The 2015 UNAA Status of Women Roundtable is an opportunity to participate in a conversation on a range of topics relating to the CRC in the Australian setting. The Roundtable has space for 24 participants. Panellists will have 10 minutes each. Participants will have 3 minutes each to ask a question or provide other input.

Presenters include Casimira Melican, UNAA SOWN2014  Intern (The  Legal Right to Identity), Dr Wendy O’Brien, Deakin University (Wendy O’Brien, Deakin University, A Children’s Rights Approach to Digital Policy) and TBC a speaker on Australia’s current intercountry adoption program.

Get in touch with Sheila Byard at or 0439 365 688 to RSVP and for futher information. You can access the eventbrite for more information on this session and other UNAA events. 

Women's Leadership Opportunity

22 July 

The Federal Government and Australian Institue of Company Directors are offering 55 Cultural Diversity Scholarships to women who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or come from a culturally or linguistically diverse background. The scholarship is an opportunity to undertake the AICD's highly regarded Foundations of Directorships program (25 scholarships) or Company Directors Course (30 scholarships); and includes 12 months membership to the AICD.  

The Scholarship program is aimed at supporting an increased representation of women on Australian boards and fostering emerging female talent. 

Applications are due at 5pm on Monday 27 July. More information on applying is available here

Power of a Woman Conference

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 08:30

Holmes Building, Sydney University

The Power of Women Conference aims to give women and men the opportunity to hear, feel and understand the power of a woman & enable a woman to define her own power.

ACLW invites feminist forces to unravel their insights to who they are and who they are becoming.

For further information, or to register for this event, please visit the Power of a Woman website.

IWDA recruiting for a new research & policy role

IWDA is currently advertising for a Research and Policy Advisor. This is a new role that is being added to the research, policy and advocacy team.  Working closely with the Senior Research and Policy Advisor and with research partners, IWDA staff and donors, the Research and Policy Advisor will contribute to, develop and manage a portfolio of research, policy and advocacy engagements that progress gender equality and IWDA’s role in providing feminist framing and analysis. This position will also contribute to organisational monitoring, evaluation and learning. Commitment to gender justice, working collaboratively and sensitivity to women’s cultural and development issues are essential to the success of this role.The full position description and application form is available at  To apply confidentially, applicants need to download and complete the application form and email with a cover letter and resume to Jessie Pritchard at, by 9am Monday 13 July 2015. For enquiries please contact (03) 9650 5574 or the email above. Please bring to the attention of relevant networks/ women.

COTA Australia's National Policy Forum 2015

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 09:00

National Press Club, Canberra

The genders have a very different experience of later life.

People's life experiences are also strongly influenced by such factors as culture, language and location. These and other aspects of human diversity affect the experience and meaning of gender in older age too.

In 2015 COTA Australia will again bring together a group of outstanding individuals to explore what is needed to ensure that the genders have the same opportunities and are equally well prepared for later life.


For further event information visit the COTA website.

A registration fee will apply.  For more information visit or email

Equilibrium Man Challenge

The Equilibrium Challenge aims to provide a communications forum for people interest in flexible work practices and workplace gender equality as well as the technology, tools and tactics that enable people to achieve greater equilibrium in their lives. 

For more information please consult the Equilibrium Man Challenge Official Supporter pack (attached). 

FECCA 2015 Biennial Conference - Multiculturalism in Action: Building a better future for all Australians

Thu, 05/11/2015 - 09:00

Sheraton on the Park, 161 Elizabeth St, Sydney

Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia biennial Conference - Multiculturalism in Action: Building a better future for all Australians .

This will be held in Sydney, NSW, on 5-6 November 2015. This year's conference is organised jointly by the Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA) and the Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW (ECC NSW).

The conference will draw together leading decision makers, thinkers and practitioners to discuss and debate key issues that relate to Australia's multiculturalism. These will be explored through a series of plenary addresses, panel discussions and presentations. We invite everyone with interest in multicultural affairs to contribute to the debate that will undoubtedly lead to new collaborations and opportunities.

Find out more about the event, and register through the Conference website.

Documentary premiere: 10 Stories of Single Mothers

Thu, 11/06/2015 - 17:30

Kino Cinemas, 45 Collings Street, Melbourne

Join National Council for Single Mothers and their Children at the premiere of their documentary '[10] Stories of Single Mothers.'

10 Mothers candidly speak about the reality of Newstart. They share their struggle to put food on the table and keep a roof over their head. They highlight the punishing effects of the allowable earning which slashed their wage. It gives voice to the impacts on their children. Newstart does not help mums & children impacted by family and dometic violence Newstart is not a new start for families. 

Bookings can be made online through Eventbrite

Ending Domestic Violence: improving primary prevention, early intervention & response

Wed, 10/06/2015 (All day)

Sydney Boulevard Hotel, Sydney

This two day conference, plus optional workshops, addresses domestic violence with a specific focus on:

  • Where we should focus for maximum impact
  • How we can improve primary prevention
  • How we can improve early intervention & response
  • Effective approaches for high risk groups

Key Speakers include: Rosie Batty - current Australian of the Year, Senator Michaela Cash - Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Anna Bligh - CEO YWCA NSW, and Annette Gillespie - CEO Safe Steps. 

Further information can be found in attached brochure. 

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