Media Release Monday, May 23 2022 Women have spoken: new government urged to prioritise structural reform National Women’s Alliances have congratulated the incoming ALP Government and all new members of the 47th federal parliament, while stressing the urgency of tackling structural change to advance the lives of women and girls across the country regardless of […]

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Australia

  With over 400,000 women over the age of 45 at risk of homelessness, the provision of affordable, long-term housing for women is vital to prevent even more older women from falling into homelessness. On the other hand, younger women are finding it more difficult to secure a foothold in the Australian dream of owning […]

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This year’s federal budget lacks the vision and serious gender lens needed to address the challenges faced by Australia in a just and sustainable manner. “While there are a number of initiatives which show promise, the budget represents a missed opportunity to tackle the drivers of poverty,” said Equality Rights Alliance (ERA) Convenor, Helen Dalley-Fisher. […]

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This year’s federal budget lacks the vision and serious gender lens needed to address the challenges faced by Australia in a just and sustainable manner. “While there are a number of initiatives which show promise, the budget represents a missed opportunity to tackle the drivers of poverty,” said Equality Rights Alliance (ERA) Convenor, Helen Dalley-Fisher. […]

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HOUSING CRISIS: Call for proactive and sustained leadership across all levels of government. Australia’s largest alliance of women’s organisations, the Equality Rights Alliance (ERA), has called for a major overhaul of the way housing and homelessness policy is developed and delivered. The Productivity Commission is reviewing the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement (‘NHHA’), a five-year […]

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HOUSING CRISIS: Call for proactive and sustained leadership across all levels of government. Australia’s largest alliance of women’s organisations, the Equality Rights Alliance (ERA), has called for a major overhaul of the way housing and homelessness policy is developed and delivered. The Productivity Commission is reviewing the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement (‘NHHA’), a five-year […]

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Joint Submission of Equality Rights Alliance and Women’s Property Initiatives to the Productivity Commission’s Review of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement. Housing is arguably the most fundamental cross-cutting issue confronting Australian governments and yet the NHHA is failing to make headway in reducing levels of housing stress and homelessness. Decades of research demonstrate the […]

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The Equality Rights Alliance (ERA) has called for a massive increase in funding for social housing in this month’s federal budget as Australians increasingly feel the impacts of climate events. “We urge the Commonwealth to meet its responsibility to low-income Australians with a new Social Housing Future Fund to increase supply of affordable housing. The […]

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ERA urges the government to place care at the centre of our economy by, among other things, addressing disparities in women-dominated care sectors, tackling climate change (including through significant emission reductions), applying a gender lens to climate change and disaster planning, mitigation and response, and by making affordable housing a priority. Our recommendations for the […]

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