Tag Archives: decent work

Older women and homelessness: 7.30 report

The 7.30 report did a great report  last week highlighting how vulnerable women, especially older women are to homelessness. Too many women are homeless. Lack  financial opportunity and unequal pay has its part to pay in rendering women homeless.  View 7.30 Report for more details.

Older women and homelessness


Sexist attitudes in Australia are on the rise, young women tell gender study

Plan Australia recently  interviewed 1000  Australian girls and young women ranging from age 14 – 25 the results were disturbing. More than 30% of those interviewed believed it would be easier to achieve their ideal career role if they were male. Read more about Plan Australia’s research and its finding on how attitude towards gender effects young women’s career choices and careers .

Sexist attitudes in Australia are on the rise, young women tell gender study

Bending over Backwards, Rebecca Huntley tells us how it is

Many Mothers will relate to this Age article by Rebecca Huntley. The article talks very frankly about the pull to be  the best possible mother as well as the pull  to support the family financially. A priority conflict that far fewer Fathers face than Mothers. All further complicated by gender inequity in the workforce.  Statistics at the end of the article just scary. This is a must read article.






The Sydney Morning Herald October 25: Some men ‘fear competing with women

Leading chief executives have conceded that many Australian companies have a problem with women in senior roles, saying some men “fear having to compete with women”

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/some-men-fear-competing-with-women-20131025-2w5i8.html#ixzz2iuvoQgpS

Be more confident but don’t be too pushy. Speak up but not too much. Are you confused? Join the club

Fantastic article from the Women’s Agenda by Catherine Fox.  There is a deep bias that prevent women from being  perceived to be worthy of merit. Read article to learn more.


Tony Abbott’s boys club: Australian Financial Review

One women in 20 in the new coalition cabinet has been very disappointing for many women including many within the Liberal Party. The Coalition cabinet also raises issues  such as what is merit and who decides who has merit. Lets keep the conversation going .