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.
More women than men in Australia continue to work in jobs that provide less security and stability, according to a new report released today by the Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
This week’s release of Gender Indicators, Australia brings together a variety of ABS and non-ABS data to look at the differences between men and women, and how these differences are changing over time.
For more details click the link to the ABS press release
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
2013 Equal Pay Day: Spotlight on pay equity for women in small business
Hosted by Women & Work Research Group with economic Security4Women
4pm for 4.30 pm start – 6.30pm
Wednesday 4th September 2013
Darlington Centre, Sydney University