eS4W News

Friday 5th September is Equal Pay Day

Friday 5 September 2014 is Equal Pay Day, a reminder of the additional 66 days from the end of the financial year 2013-2014, the average woman has had to work to earn what the average man earned in that previous year. Equal Pay Day is based on the calculation of the national gender pay gap, […]

Equal Pay Day 2014:

Female friendly workplaces good for big and small businesses – and they offer more than equal pay Small business performs well on pay equity Large business performs well on flexibility and parental leave Supporting women at work makes business sense – regardless of organisation size To recognise Equal Pay Day 2014, economic Security4Women (eS4W) will […]

Young women ‘know your value’ when negotiating their careers

A new online resource is now available to assist women to ‘know their value’ when negotiating pay and employment conditions and entering into contracts. The online career checklist provided by economic Security4Women (eS4W) is designed especially for women and will link them to existing information in order for them to confidently negotiate the best employment […]

Go girl:

School-based strategies to encourage girls and young women into non-traditional occupations Many innovative careers’ guidance practices and initiatives in Australian schools are resulting in good outcomes for girls and young women and a report into current models of careers’ exploration available for  girls and young women will be released by economic Security4Women (eS4W) on 19th […]

AWAVA Submission to DV Inquiry

In this submission to the Senate Inquiry into Domestic Violence in Australia, the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) outlines policy recommendations relating to domestic and family violence and sexual violence for consideration by the Finance and Public Administration References Committee. eS4W has endorsed this submission and encourages members to become a Friend and Supporter […]

Pregnancy and Return to Work Review

Last Friday 25 July 2014, the Australian Human Rights Commission launched the Report of the Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review. The National Review examined the prevalence, nature and consequences of discrimination at work related to pregnancy, parental leave and return to work. Thank you so much for your valuable contributions […]

AHRC Report

The Australian Human Rights Commission’s landmark report for its Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review, released Friday 25th July, has found that little has changed in the 15 years since its first Inquiry into this subject. Australian workplaces still overwhelmingly view working while pregnant as a privilege, not a right.

Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning

The Draft report was released on 22 July 2014. You are invited to examine the draft report and to make written submissions and to participate in public hearings – with this link http://www.pc.gov.au/projects/inquiry/childcare/draft Also of interest there are also some videos on the site.

Beijing 20 Review

JERA International is currently undertaking the Australian NGO 20 year review of the Beijing Platform for Action.  Information will be gathered from civil society groups and individuals throughout July and August, 2014. Click here for a copy of the Beijing 20 Review Fact Sheet The review of the BPFA takes place each 5 years and […]

Second Action Plan 2013-2016 ‘Moving Ahead’

Today, The Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott, launched the Section Action Plan 2013-2016 ‘Moving Ahead’ in Manly, NSW.  The Government (Federal, State and Territory) have zero tolerance towards violence against women and children. DSS008_14_APPVAW_complete DSS008_14_Brief_1 6 DSS008_14_Brochure_1 7 Fact Sheet CALD TYPESET Fact Sheet Indigenous TYPESET Fact Sheet Women with Disability TYPESET