Blueprint for gender equity

By Angela Dorizas Governments must set gender equality targets for government boards and amend procurement procedures to encourage equal opportunity, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick has said. At the launch of her Gender Equality Blueprint at the National Press Club last week, Ms Broderick called on the Australian Government to follow the lead of state and […]

New alliance calls for equal pay

Working women still earn 17 per cent less than men, says the Equal Pay Alliance. Image: iStock. By Angela Dorizas A new alliance has called on government to close the gender pay gap. The Equal Pay Alliance was officially launched today to coincide with Equal Pay Day. It comprises 135 representatives from business, unions and […]

Appeal to councils to end gender inequality

By Staff Writer Local government should play a greater role in pursuing national gender equality, according to the federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick. Speaking at the Australian Local Government’s Women’s Association (ALGWA) biennial national conference, Broderick called on councils to improve representation of women within the local government sector. “The obstacles to gender equity […]

The gender agenda on International Women’s Day

“In relation to gender pay equity in Australia we still seem to be operating in an environment of bubble skirts and ‘choose life’ t-shirts – we’re still at the beginning of the 80s." NSW Minister for Women, Verity Firth. Photo: iStock. Governments within Australia pride themselves on being employers of choice for women. But despite […]


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