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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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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Urgent law reform needed to prevent sexual harassment at work. One in three Australians have been sexually harassed at work within the past five years. It is prevalent and pervasive. But it is also preventable. We’re calling on the Australian Government to act now to implement the remaining recommendations of the Respect@Work report, which sets […]

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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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On Friday a review of the Workplace Gender Equity Agency (WGEA) produced by the WGEA Review Team in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet was released. ERA welcomes the review that recommends that workplaces be more publicly accountable in terms of the gender pay gap and show they are doing more to action gender […]

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ERA is calling on the Federal Public Service Commission to modernise the Maternity Leave Act covering Commonwealth employees, so it enables gender equality. Outdated parental leave provisions can reinforce harmful gender stereotypes and harm women in the workplace. It is therefore, vital that the Maternity Leave Act better reflects the realities of modern parenting and the needs of diverse families. 

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