17 June 2016 by Susan Maury When a gender lens is applied to government policy, it becomes clear that women experience the consequences of policy differently to men.  In this post, Policy Whisperer Susan Maury introduces the Women’s Policy Action Tank and why there is a need for highlighting women’s needs in the policy arena.

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22 October 2015 by Hannah Gissane and Alison McDonald When women won the right to own property it was not envisaged that this would be conditional on safety. Domestic violence is one of the leading drivers of homelessness in Australia. Today, too many women are forced to surrender their right to housing and are displaced […]

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25 November 2016 by Hannah Gissane Domestic violence has long been a leading driver of homelessness in Australia. When women won the right to own property, it was never envisaged that this right would be conditional on safety. Today, too many women are forced to surrender their housing rights in order to be free from […]

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ERA joined with 28 other organisations in the women’s and gender equality movement to make this submission on the importance of retaining contributions from both Government and employers in the Paid Parental Leave scheme. WORD Paid Parental Leave Submission PDF Paid Parental Leave Submission

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10 December 2015 by Hannah Gissane Today is Human Rights Day. This year the UN is devoting the day to the launch of a year-long campaign for the 50th anniversary of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). It is salient to […]

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Feb 19, 2016 By Melissa Archer Retirement can seem a pretty abstract idea to a young woman in the workforce. I have to admit that until recently I’ve been rather optimistic about my “older” years, naively presuming I will live in my own home, using my hard-earned superannuation to fund a comfortable life. Living in poverty […]

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