The National Women’s Alliances have released this joint position paper on disaster recovery, planning and management. People with Disability Australia have also contributed expertise to the drafting of this paper. “During an emergency, everyone in a community is affected, but there is strong evidence to show that different groups of people experience disaster differently. Gender stereotypes […]

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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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Public policy research has established that the outcomes and effects of government policies are gendered and consideration of the gendered effects of policies can be a powerful means to promote gender equality as well as delivering more efficient policymaking. A common technique used in this process is Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB). GRB analyses whether and how revenue collection and budget expenditure will […]

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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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“In this submission we aim to: a) demonstrate the need for an intersectional gender lens in reviewing Australia’s social protection system, including Centrelink’s compliance program, b) outline Australia’s international human rights commitments to provide social protections which are non-punitive, and which promote gender equality, and demonstrate their incompatibility with Centrelink’s compliance program, and c) recommend […]

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The drivers of housing inequality are deeply gendered. We need a gender-responsive housing strategy to address the barriers women face in securing safe, affordable and appropriate housing.

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The ERA and Harmony Alliance Young Women’s Advisory Groups have joined forces to highlight sexual harassment issues for young women and, in particular, young culturally and linguistically diverse women in a joint submission to the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces.

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