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NSW to get its first female Treasurer and Attorney General in one day

Wonderful to see NSW’s getting its first female Treasurer and Attorney General.

NSW to get first female treasurer and Attorney General in one day

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Women tradies on the rise

It is great to see women participating in male dominated professions. And it appears that not only are they participating they are surpassing the men on many fronts.

According to Channel 7’s Sunrise program, women tradies are on the rise and Sunrise reports “that there is growing evidence that they (women) are doing a better job.” Women tradies are rated more highly for professionalism, being on time and communication skills. So next time you need a tradie why not consider a women.

Below an example of  Marcelle Bagu’s craftwomanship. Marcelle is  featured in the Sunrise story.Link to the  Sunrise story https://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/watch/25874393/lady-tradies-on-the-rise/

Men and women need workplace flexibility to care for children

This article from the Sydney Morning Herald makes the point that for there to be equality in the workplace and at home both men and women need workplace flexibility to care for children.  To not do so is to assign women only to the role of child carer.

http://www.smh.com.au/national/workplaces-havent-kept-up-with-contemporary-fatherhood-study-shows-20141112-11l34s.html

Abbott budget to leave poorer women worse off

The budget is still being debated in parliament much has happened much is yet to happen.

When this article from the Age was sent to  A Fair Deal for Women this week apart from the link the email contained one word ‘ Disgraceful’.  A Fair Deal for Women can’t disagree with that assessment but you be the judge.   Love to hear what you think about the impact of this budget on women.

Abbott budget leaves women worse off

2013 ERNIE Awards: Find out who made the most offensive sexist comments in 2013.

2013 Ernie Award Winners
For 20 years the Ernie’s have shone a light on the most sexist comments made in the public arena in Australia.   On October the 9th, 23 winners were announced in a gala event with wall to wall feminists that what a fair deal for women.
and the  GOLD ERNIE  went to …
Wesley College students for distributing stubby holders bearing the words “It’s not rape if it’s my birthday.”
Click to find out who the other  winners were

NAB to offer paid domestic violence leave: A step toward workplace equality for women

Workplace agreements need to take into account the needs of women  in  order for there to be true workplace Equality . Congratulations  to the National Australia Bank . This is a step  in the right direction but there is still a long way to go.

 

NAB to offer paid domestic violence leave

A sign of the National Australia Bank (NAB) in Canberra

National Australia Bank is set to offer paid domestic violence leave to its 43,000 staff.

NATIONAL Australia Bank will offer its 43,000 staff paid domestic violence leave in a move that campaigners hope will encourage other large private employers to follow suit.

Fairfax said the policy would make NAB the largest private-sector employer to offer the entitlement.

The scheme offered staff unlimited leave if it was needed.

“Some people just need a couple of days or a short period of time and others need more extended time out of the workforce or sporadic time out of the workforce to deal with the challenges,” said NAB general manager of workplace performance, Lynda Dean.

She said the policy would apply to all staff.

Fairfax said more than a million workers, mainly in the public sector, had access to some form of paid domestic violence leave.

Ludo McFerran, national manager of the Safe at Home, Safe at Work project, said the bank’s move was “fantastic” and was significant coming from such a big employer.

The economic freedom from remaining in paid work is regarded as vital in helping victims escape violent relationships.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/national/nab-to-offer-paid-domestic-violence-leave/story-e6frfku9-1226655234924#ixzz2Vh0uOGyg