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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ERA’s Young Women’s Advisory Group (YWAG) is recruiting new members! The Young Women’s Advisory Group (YWAG) to the Equality Rights Alliance (ERA) is a voluntary group of up to ten young women aged 16-30 from across Australia. YWAG values and amplifies young women’s voices, experiences, and expertise; we aim to bring those voices to the […]

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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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Read the Media Release Here. 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 […]

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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 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 […]

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