ERA welcomes the Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Flexibility Measures) Bill 2020. PPL is recognized as a crucial measure for progressing gender equality,5 and in the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. ERA is broadly supportive of the Bill, and its intended aim of increasing women’s workforce participation […]

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“ERA is strongly opposed to welfare conditionality, and opposes the expansion of the Cashless Debit Card (CDC) Trial through the compulsory transitioning on people on Income Management to the CDC. ERA supports the CDC as an opt-in program only. We are concerned that the program discriminates against women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, […]

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“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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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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We have worked with the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) to produce this analysis of the Women’s Economic Security Statement.  As the dust settles on the inaugural Women’s Economic Security Statement (WESS), we’ve taken a closer look at the Statement, in particular the workforce participation and economic independence pillars, and what it means for […]

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The following information has been put together by the National Council of Single Mothers and their Children (NCSMC) and can also be accessed here.  What is the Inquiry?  It a allows us to tell the government our views and experiences about ParentsNext. Including letters from DHS-Centrelink, DHS- Centrelink appointments, appointments and services with the ParentsNext providers. You […]

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