Gender Lens on the Budget 2017-18. Read the report from NFAW

The National Foundation for Australian Women has again prepared a report on how women have fared in the Federal Budget. http://www.nfaw.org/gender-lens-on-the-budget/ The VET section does not make for happy reading, but does make the following recommendations: 4.3.1 NFAW recommends that the issues around gender implications of Skilling Australians Fund be clarified with the Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills with the aim of ensuring that the major public provider, that is TAFE, receives adequate funding to provide the quality training critical to industry, small business, regions and local communities. This includes high level training and workforce development as well as foundation skills for disadvantaged learners in all equity groups, especially women, entering or re-entering the workforce. 4.3.2 NFAW recommends that funding be allocated for Women in Adult and Vocational Education (WAVE) and other relevant women’s organisations to work with the new projects to ensure that women and girls are involved and receive appropriate mentoring and support. 4.3.3 NFAW foreshadows further campaigns to highlight the significant role of TAFE in delivering a range of programs for women and girls. 4.3.4 NFAW foreshadows action to pressure the government and the Assistant Minister to address continuing concerns about the discriminatory outcomes resulting from its approach to funding skills training focused on apprenticeships and skills shortages, without any positive funding intervention to redress the sex segregation entrenched in many...

Letter to the Prime Minister on gender

ERA takes the campaign to the PM Letter to the Prime Minister regarding gender I have urgent advice for both the Prime Minister and the Minister for...

Talking to the politicians

WAVE has received the attached letters from Karen Andrews, the Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, and Tanya Plibersek, the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, and then links to the letters. Letter from Karen Andrews Letter from Tanya...
Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day

Tomorrow, Thursday 8th September, is Equal Pay Day 2016. Equal Pay Day marks the additional time from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same as men. The date is calculated with reference to the national gender pay gap, which is currently 16.2%. The Workplace Gender Equality Agency determines the national gender pay gap using Average Weekly Earnings data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This data shows that over the previous twelve month period on average men working full-time earned $1613.60 per week, while women earned $1352.50 – a difference of $261.10 per week....
Federal election campaign.

Federal election campaign.

Read more about WAVE’s demands of our politicians. WAVE letter to Federal politicians May 2016 doc WAVE postcard 2014 Australian Greens response to WAVE June 2016 Australian Labor Party response to WAVE June 2016 Letter to WAVE from Julie Collins MP Letter to WAVE from Senator Glen...
WAVE submission to VET FEE-HELP Inquiry

WAVE submission to VET FEE-HELP Inquiry

The misuse of VET FEE-HELP by unscrupulous VET providers has had a significant impact on many women and girls. WAVE Submission to Senate Inquiry into VET Fee- Help...

WAVE joins international coalitions

WAVE is now a member of the Post 2015 Women’s Coalition and Women Major’s Group.  Both of these coalitions are NGOs working in the area of gender, applying a gender lens to UN policies and discussions, as well as other international happenings. WAVE has been increasing its advocacy work on an international basis. To find out more about Post 2015 Women’s Coalition, go to  http://www.post2015women.com, and for the Women’s Major...