Tag Archives: Superannuation

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

Let’s not pretend the ‘bad decisions’ of women are to blame for the gap in super balances

Fantastic article by  Richard Denniss in Women’s Agenda on Superannuation and women and why women decision making is not to blame for the gender gap.

http://www.womensagenda.com.au/personal-freedom/super-insurance/lets-not-pretend-the-bad-decisions-of-women-are-to-blame-for-the-gap-in-super-balances/201402063541

Women’s Agenda: Women need to work an extra 25 years to match mens’ Super

Yet again another article on women going  into  their old age severely economically disdavantged because they have far less Superannuation  than men. It time to do something about it. Knowing it is happening is not enough.

 

Women need to work an extra 25 years to match men’s Super

See where the major parties stack up according to the Work + Family Policy Roundtable

The Work  + Family Policy Round table  rates the major parties against the Work Care and Family Policy election Benchmarks s issued in March 2013.

http://www.workandfamilypolicyroundtable.org/news/election-evaluation-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

 

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.

Women miss out on $165 a week, thanks to gender pay gap

Herald/ Sun article on the impact on the Gender Pay Gap to women’s earnings. Click link to read more.

 

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/money/money-matters/women-miss-out-on-165-a-week-thanks-to-gender-pay-gap/story-fni0ctkz-1226687163943