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Help end gendered violence by advocating for legislative and social change

With the stroke of a pen the Federal Government could better support single mothers – 60 per cent of whom

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Increased salaries are essential for women’s financial security

It is more important than ever for women to take an active interest in the remuneration they should receive and

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Support 16 days focusing on ending violence against women and girls

Federation supports the United Nations 16 Days of Action for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which begins today (25

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Why women need to lead for better remuneration and working conditions

The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2021 was “Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”.

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All workers should have access to paid family and domestic violence leave

Paid family and domestic violence leave can give a person the time, support and job security they need to escape and recover from an abusive relationship. While one in three employers now offer this leave (including State and Territory Governments) too many employees are still missing out.

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Make the workplace more menopause-friendly

World Menopause Day is held every year on 18 October to raise awareness about menopause and the support options available for improving health and wellbeing.

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Take action on Equal Pay Day towards improving pay status

Our profession is undervalued and underpaid. On Equal Pay Day (31 August) show your support for action on the recommendations of Gallop Inquiry, including a salary increase between 10 and 15 per cent in the next wages agreement.

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Resources offer tips for staying safe online during pandemic

Online connectivity comes with risks, the federal eSafety Commissioner states.

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Women’s Conference moves online

Federation has made the difficult decision to postpone Women’s Conference

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Anna Stewart Program helps women members achieve their goals

The two-week Anna Stewart Program surpassed my expectations.

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New parental leave kicks in 1 July

From 1 July a new paid parental leave (PPL) scheme will be rolled out for the NSW public service that expands on current maternity leave provisions to provide greater access to paid parental leave, regardless of gender.

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Sexual harassment and gendered violence in the workplace

Tens of thousands of people attended the @March4JusticeAU rallies across Australia earlier this year chanting “Enough is enough” and demanding an end to gender-based violence and workplace harassment.

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Casual teachers and maternity leave

Casual teachers are not entitled to access paid maternity leave in the same way as permanent and temporary teachers on an engagement can.

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Federation supports review of work laws

Federation last week wrote to the NSW Government calling on it to support proposed changes to work health and safety (WHS) laws to provide better protection for workers from psychological injury and sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Why women need to lead for better remuneration and working conditions

The culture of education systems and their management structures, wages, working conditions and organisational practices transmit strong messages about the value placed on the contribution and participation of women.

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Wiyi Yani U Thangani—(Women’s Voices)—Securing Our Rights, Securing Our Future Report 2020

A landmark report on Australia’s First Nations women and girls has been released by June Oscar AO, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.

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​Books and videos to look out for

​Books and videos to look out for

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Domestic violence: COVID exposes home truths

Federation is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, at a time when grim evidence is mounting of a dramatic increase in cases of domestic violence in Australia during COVID.

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Age discrimination

Age discrimination is against the law and is defined by the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board (ADB) as “when you have been treated unfairly because of your age or because you are the relative, friend or colleague of someone of a particular age”.

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AEU Federal Women’s Conference

AEU Federal Women’s Conference, held in October, was also held online.

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Federation’s Women’s Conference

To maintain a sense of connection and solidarity with members despite the pandemic, Women’s Conference was held as an online webinar in August.

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