ELECTION WATCH: WHERE DO OUR POLITICIANS STAND ON WOMEN AND ECONOMIC SECURITY
A Fair Deal For Women will be writing to the major parties in the lead up to the Federal election and asking them about their policies on women and economic security. Important issues such as child care, after school care, equal opportunity, equal access to employment opportunities, education and training and workplace reform should not be forgotten in this election.
The responses from the Parties will be posted on our website and made freely available so that you can see where each major party stands on issues important to you.
But we need your help. Please email us with what you would like to ask the major parties.
About A Fair Deal for Women
A fair deal for women is a national coalition of community organisations, academics, women’s organisations, business organisations, unions and concerned individuals who want equal opportunity and economic security for women.
Women’s primary caring responsibilities and lack of affordable care services shapes women’s workforce participation (APO 2011)
Women continue to earn less than men and are more likely to be engaged in casual and part-time work (EOWA 2012)
Women are much more likely to be in casual employment than men: with 25.5% of all female employees are casual compared to 19.7% of male employees. Most workers in Australia who work part-time (54%) work in casual employment. Just over 30% of casual employees work full-time hours’ (ACTU 2012:15).
Women on average have a superannuation payout that is a third of the payout for men (Australian Human Rights Commission 2009)
The coalition was established as an outcome of the Equal opportunity in an age of insecurity forum held in Melbourne on November 13, 2012. This forum was sponsored by economicSecurity4Women, Brotherhood of St Laurence and WIRE Women’s Information .
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