News and Events Archive

ABS releases Standard for Sex and Gender Variables «

Media Release – 2nd February The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today released the Standard for Sex and Gender Variables. The standard explains the interrelated concepts of sex and gender, defines standard classification categories for each concept and includes question modules for the collection of sex and gender information. Read more – 

CSW60 NGO Pre-Departure Briefing «

Join Office for Women, the National Women’s Alliances and other NGO delegates to CSW for a briefing and discussion session. Meet members of the Australian Government delegation, hear about the NWAs’ advocacy position at CSW60, exchange information about NGO priorities and plan ongoing contact and support between likeminded NGOs while in New York. Attendance through […]

WAVE Conference 2016 «

Registrations are now open for the WAVE conference in April this year and a copy of the draft program is attached to this email so that you can consider what a wonderful conference it will be, and register as soon as possible. Details will be up on the website soon, with the link to the […]

International Women’s Day Event «

The Older Women’s Network Inc. Proudly Presents: “A Fairer Future” Come join us at NSW Parliament House 8th of March 2016 09:00am to 12:30 pm visit for more information and registration

National Rural Women’s – Weathering the Storm Kit «

Award Winning – WEATHER THE STORM – Kit- An initiative of the National Rural Women’s Coalition The Weather the Storm kit can contribute greatly to making our communities safer, stronger, more resilient and better prepared for disaster. Click here to learn more

Gender & Disaster Pod «

Webinar Invitation – Violence against women in time of disaster Date: Wednesday 16th December 2015 Location: Online, at your computer! Presenters: Dr Debra Parkinson, Adjunct Research Fellow, Women’s Health in the North (WHIN), Rachael Mackay, Bsafe Coordinator and Family Violence Training, Women’s Health Goulburn North East (WHGNE) and Steve O’Malley, AFSM Leading Fire-fighter, Central District | North West […]

Support for domestic violence workplace protections «

Domestic violence is a work place issue that needs action to reduce and limit the impact on women’s economic well-being and on workplace productivity. Recent research by PwC[i] anticipates a cost of app $2B to the economy from lost productivity due to domestic violence but the greatest financial burden is on individual women. Today, as […]

Men out-earn women by $27,000 a year: new data «

26 November 2015: World-leading data covering four million employees in Australia reveals there has been some progress towards workplace gender equality but stubborn pay gaps persist across industries, occupations and management categories. The second year of data collected by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency covers 12,229 employers and represents over 40% of employees in Australia. […]

WGEA Data Explorer – launched 26 November 2015 «

Women make up 50.2% of all non-manager roles in the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s data, and only 15.4% of CEO positions. Visit the WGEA Data Explorer to find out more about workplace gender equality and find out how your industry is performing:

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and White Ribbon Day «

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and White Ribbon Day, the Government has called on all Australians to do everything they can to end violence against women. Earlier today, the Prime Minister addressed the annual White Ribbon Day Breakfast at Parliament House. The Prime Minister reiterated that all violence […]