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 Outdated parental leave provisions can reinforce harmful gender stereotypes and harm women in the workplace.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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ERA will be giving evidence before the Senate Standing Committee on Legal And Constitutional Affairs tomorrow, calling on the Government to go back to the drawing board with the Religious Discrimination Bill. We need a bill which properly enacts the Right to freedom of thought, conscience and belief as set out in the ICCPR, not […]

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Learn about the 20 year history of Equality Rights Alliance, from our beginnings as WomenSpeak in 2002. Watch our Herstory here.

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YWCA Australia is pleased to announce that the Equality Rights Alliance (ERA) has been successful in its funding bid for a further three years and will continue to bring the voices of women and people of marginalised genders to Government as one of the six National Women’s Alliances (NWA) under the Women’s Leadership and Development program by the Federal Office for Women.

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Click on this to go directly to the post and watch the ACOSS Community Sector Post Budget Press Conference, featuring ERA Manager Helen Dalley-Fisher. Speakers Include: Australian Council of Social Service CEO Dr. Cassandra Goldie People with Disability Australia President, Samantha Connor National Council of Single Mothers and their Children CEO, Terese Edwards Council on the Ageing […]

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