Supreme Court lets Texas kill Roe v. Wade and abortion rights
Women banned from accessing abortions before they even know they’re pregnant.
Joan Williams – author, peace activist and fighter for women’s rights
When awarded the Order of Australia medal in 1996, Joan Williams accepted it on behalf of “her unrecognised sisters who serve the community.”
Women’s amenities should be mandatory across Australian worksites to boost female participation
The Electrical Trades Union is launching a campaign to boost the number of women in male dominated occupational industries, calling for women’s amenities to be mandatory on worksites across Australia.
How the budget fails the elderly, women, and children
The Morrison Government’s attempt to show a commitment to women in this Budget ultimately does not reach the women it’s supposed to benefit.
Women’s Safety Summit – a responsibility for all
The National Summit on Women’s Safety was held over two days earlier this month
Pro-business – Anti-worker
Women, aged care, and jobs were to be the focus of the 2021-22 federal budget – or so we were led to believe, prior to its release.
Women in Australian politics meet to address “toxic” workplace culture
Earlier in July, a number of female politicians, staffers and academics met to form the basis of a model for the nation’s parliamentary conduct.
Breast screening not seen as an essential service
Earlier this month, BreastScreen mammogram appointments across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory have been postponed as centres have closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Respect-at-work report only accepted in part by gov’t
When it comes to women’s rights progress, unfortunately, moves at a glacial pace.
Govt to hit Women’s super
Last month, Superannuation Minister Jane Hume (also Minister for Women’s Economic Security [sic]) announced that a draft bill would be released soon for superannuation changes, including new compassionate grounds for early access to super for victims of domestic violence. They would be allowed to apply for up to $10,000 “as an important last resort lifeline.”