Monthly Archives: August 2013

Make your vote count: Responses now in from Labor, Liberals and the Greens

The Australian Labor Party, the Liberals and the Greens have now all  provided their  response to our questions. Click links to see their responses A Fair Deal for Women ALP response   A Fair Deal for Women_response_23.8.13Greens   2013 Coalition Response – A Fair Deal for Women

A Fair Deal For Women has asked  the major political parties what policies they propose to tackle on a range of vital issues for women’s economic and employment security. Our main areas of concern relate to:

  • Support for women to obtain and keep decent jobs
  • Access to quality education and training
  • Improvements to income support especially for unemployed people and sole parents
  • Measures to improve the gender pay gap
  • Review of marginal tax rates to increase women’s labour force participation
  • Measures to improve women’s superannuation in retirement
  • Collection of data disaggregated by gender and impact assessments of policies on women
  • Comprehensive review of child care

 

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Make your vote count: Responses from the major political parties regarding women & economic security issues

Updated 25 August 2013. Response from Greens. See below for more detail.

 

A Fair Deal For Women has asked  the major political parties what policies they propose to tackle on a range of vital issues for women’s economic and employment security. Our main areas of concern relate to:

  • Support for women to obtain and keep decent jobs
  • Access to quality education and training
  • Improvements to income support especially for unemployed people and sole parents
  • Measures to improve the gender pay gap
  • Review of marginal tax rates to increase women’s labour force participation
  • Measures to improve women’s superannuation in retirement
  • Collection of data disaggregated by gender and impact assessments of policies on women
  • Comprehensive review of child care

The Australian Labor Party  and the Greens have provided its response to our questions. Click link to see their responses A Fair Deal for Women ALP response   A Fair Deal for Women_response_23.8.13Greens

To date no response has been received from the Liberal Party but we will post their response on our website and Facebook page when and if they make a response.

Daily Life: Do you have a sexually transmitted debt?

Many Women face  poverty as a result of financial abuse by an intimate partner. For women to achieve economic security financial abuse by intimate partners need to be exposed and addressed. Director of Westpac Women’s Markets Larke Riemer tells us why women should always be on a lookout for STDs.

 

http://www.dailylife.com.au/life-and-love/work-and-money/do-you-have-a-sexually-transmitted-debt-20130809-2rme6.html

Child care policies compared

Before you vote compare the policies of the major parties. The Women’s Agenda has completed a comparison of childcare policies read to learn more.

http://www.womensagenda.com.au/talking-about/top-stories/childcare-policies-compared-making-your-vote-easier/201308082683?utm_source=Women’s+Agenda+List&utm_campaign=46aa5b192c-Women_s_Agenda_daily_01_08_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f3750bae8d-46aa5b192c-30606729

Gender pay gap is wide even at the top of the corporate ladder: Women’s Agenda

 

 

http://www.womensagenda.com.au/talking-about/world-of-women/gender-pay-gap-is-wide-even-at-the-top-of-the-corporate-ladder/201308142710?utm_source=Women%27s+Agenda+List&utm_campaign=cba266a9db-Women_s_Agenda_daily_01_08_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f3750bae8d-cba266a9db-30606729

 

Women’s Agenda article: Minister for Early Childhood and Childcare, Kate Ellis about affordability and accessibility of childcare.

Georgina Dent speaks to Minister for Early Childhood and Childcare, Kate Ellis about affordability and accessibility of childcare.

Federal Government to spend 450 million on improving after hours school care

For many women decent work also means finding suitable after hours school care for their children.  Child care is an important plank in any strategy to tackle economic security for women.

http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2013/government-spends-450m-on-after-hours-school-care-20130805-2r99u.htmlhttp://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2013/government-spends-450m-on-after-hours-school-care-20130805-2r99u.html