Monthly Archives: May 2013

Is education and training sufficient for the economic security of women? eS4W forum June 12 2013

 Forum 9.30 am for 10am start

This action focused forum will consider how women and girls are doing in education today and identify the important issues we need to raise with the Australian Government and the wider community.

Opening remarks by Senator Clare Moore; Forum led by The Hon Mary Crawford;

Confirmed speakers include Ms Kira Clarke and Ms Kaye Broadbent who will trigger discussions and involve the audience in identifying solutions and advocacy measures to a range of topical questions, including.

How are highly qualified and skilled women faring in the higher education sector?

 What is happening for young women in high schools and what is needed?

 What is the gender impact of VET in Schools?

 How can partnerships with Trade Training Centres be improved for young women?

 What post school options are there for young women with disabilities

Advocacy workshop 1.00pm-3.30pm

This workshop is primarily for members of eS4W to consider how to take messages from the forum to Canberra. Non-members are welcome to attend.

Twilight 4.30pm-6.30pm

For those who have been teaching, this session will provide a recap on the day and an opportunity add their concerns and ideas. Canapés and cash bar.


Wednesday 12 th June at the Freda Bage Room of the Women’s College

College Road The University of Queensland St Lucia Campus

Register by Wednesday 5 th June 2013 Attendance can be at one, two or all events

For more information or to book click


Time to put Women on the agenda: ABC Vote Compass

The ABC News is launching an interactive online application to help voters engage on important policy issues during the coming federal election campaign.

Called Vote Compass, the tool will allow ABC audiences to compare their views in a number of policy areas with the platforms of political parties.

To help prepare the tool, the ABC is asking what election issues matter to you. They have received thousands of responses so far to help inform the tool.

So if  women having a fair deal matters to you in the upcoming election have your voice heard. Click the link below and let the ABC know what issues matter to you.|VoteCompass2013_AdWords_:abc%20vote%20compass_e_g_28942800559_&gclid=CKC17JWFv7YCFcRfpQode3wAlw

How to make it super for women

Yet another article highlighting that women receive far less superannuation then men. Our superannuation system does not take into account that women take  extended career breaks to care for family members and this has an ongoing impact on their ability to earn money and be promoted in higher paid jobs. In addition women are more likely to be employed in feminised industries that pay less. All these barriers to equal employment and equal pay mean that women are entering retirement with insufficient funds to be economically secure in their old age. 

Please read article.