eS4W News

C20 Australia 2014

eS4W engages in C20 conversation about the actions the G20 can take at the 2014 Brisbane Summit to increase the participation of vulnerable groups including women and youth (including young women) in the labour force.  To read more visit – http://www.c20conversations.org.au/node/421142#comment-65713

Pregnancy and return to work: high prevalence of discrimination

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released its Headline Prevalence Data for its National Review, entitled Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review. The Review included an Australia-wide national consultation process and two national surveys, which Australia is one of the few countries to have undertaken. Read more here – http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f64cd1da1ba6a894b8d5ee6df&id=23eca042ef&e=be6b50f2e7 ACTU […]

TAFE helps break down gender stereotypes

MEDIA RELEASE – Women in Adult and Vocational Education and Training (WAVE) will make sure that the current Senate Inquiry into TAFE does not ignore the educational needs of women and girls. “We have a number of critical messages that we will take to the Inquiry,” said National Convenor Linda Simon, “and we have outlined […]

TAFE helps break down gender stereotypes

WAVE (a member organisation of eS4W’s) has made a submission to the current Senate Inquiry into TAFE, and will be presenting to the Inquiry on Wednesday 9 April.  The submission focuses on: government funding and support required for TAFE, the public provider of vocational education and training TAFE’s role in providing pathways for many women […]

WGEA welcomes government’s decision on gender reporting

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency welcomes the government’s decision to retain the 2013-14 reporting matters for the 2014-15 reporting period.  Click here for the full media release – 20140327_MR_genderreportingchanges

Minimum Standard for Gender Equality

25 March 2014 – Joint Media Release Senator Abetz and Senator Cash As part of our commitment to gender equality, the Government has today announced a new Minimum Standard for businesses with more than 500 employees and a period of consultation on the additional reporting matters. Labor passed the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 in December […]

Financial Abuse Online Survey – Share your story!

“He controlled all the money. I had to show him receipts for every cent I spent.” “I trusted him to manage all our money, now I’m left with all his debts.” “When we got married, I had a job, a car and I was saving up to buy a house. The marriage is over and […]

es4W congratulates Sue Salthouse

eS4W congratulates Sue Salthouse a long time ACT Convenor for WAVE (a member organisation of eS4W) on being awarded the ACT senior Woman of the Year. ABC journalist, Elise Pianegonda said: The ACT Senior Woman of the Year is a disability advocate keen to break down the barriers. PHOTO: Ms Salthouse has been lobbying to end […]

International Women’s Day

Motion moved by Senator CASH (Western Australia—Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women) (17:00) in Senate on Wednesday 5th March: I, and also on behalf of Senators Moore and Waters, move: That the Senate— (a) notes that 8 March is International Women’s Day (IWD) and That the […]

Career Exploration – Options for girls in secondary schools

eS4W has contracted Women in Adult Vocational Education Inc (WAVE) to prepare a report to the Australian Government to help inform the policy debate around strategies to increase female participation in non-traditional occupations and industries. This will build on existing work of eS4W and its individual members and bring a focus to any gendered impact […]