“The design and delivery of Newstart and income support payments is currently gender blind, even though the global trend is for Governments to incorporate a gender analysis when making budgetary and other decisions Given the critical role played by our welfare system in supporting women’s economic welfare, ERA calls on the Committee to bring a […]

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“In this submission we aim to: a) demonstrate the need for an intersectional gender lens in reviewing Australia’s social protection system, including Centrelink’s compliance program, b) outline Australia’s international human rights commitments to provide social protections which are non-punitive, and which promote gender equality, and demonstrate their incompatibility with Centrelink’s compliance program, and c) recommend […]

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Young people are leading a discussion on sex, sexuality and respectful relationships education in Australia with a national survey for young women, transgender and non-binary youth aged 16-21. The Let’s Talk survey has been developed by the Equality Rights Alliance’s (ERA) Young Women’s Advisory Group (YWAG), a group of 6 women under the age of 30 from across Australia.

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ERA has signed on with 15 other organisations and individuals in response to the Senate Inquiry report into ParentsNext. In response to the Report of the Senate Inquiry into ParentsNext, including its trial and subsequent broader rollout, a broad coalition of service providers, human rights bodies, peak bodies, researchers and advocates today calls time on ParentsNext. […]

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Helen Dalley-Fisher of the Equality Rights Alliance says “Australia is currently appearing at the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York, making the argument that a diversity of women’s voices is essential to achieving progress towards gender equality. We thank the Office for Women for their intervention and look forward to working with Treasury to ensure women are not excluded from the budget in the future.”

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The drivers of housing inequality are deeply gendered. We need a gender-responsive housing strategy to address the barriers women face in securing safe, affordable and appropriate housing.

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The ERA and Harmony Alliance Young Women’s Advisory Groups have joined forces to highlight sexual harassment issues for young women and, in particular, young culturally and linguistically diverse women in a joint submission to the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces.

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