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....
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...
In our quest for an equitable, cohesive and thriving South Australia, the MCCSA is calling on everyone who calls Australia home - from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world to join hands and celebrate Harmony Day on the 21st of March 2019.
In the wake of the recent atrocities in our neighboring country New Zealand, MCCSA CEO Helena Kyriazopoulos says that now is the time for all people to come together and reflect on the strength of our diversity.
“I am delighted with all the achievements of our society and our set of core Australian values - defined by our inclusiveness, respect and sense of belonging bestowed to all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background” said Helena.
For this year’s Harmony Week celebrations ,MCCSA is proud to announce the launch of ‘We are All Humans’ a music video which was written, recorded and produced by a group of young people from diverse backgrounds in collaboration with the MCCSA Youth Development Team.
The message behind the song is that people come from different parts of the world to live in and contribute to Australia. Our difference is our biggest strength. We should celebrate our diversity and show our acceptance for one another.
MCCSA would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Harmony Week in 2019. We would really love to see this video and its message spread far and wide so are asking you to join us in sharing this video within all your networks. ... See MoreSee Less
We’re excited to announce the topic of the next #HumanDevelopmentReport. #HDR2019 will focus on #inequality and will provide a comprehensive analysis using a new framework that looks #BeyondIncome, beyond averages and beyond today. Pedro Conceição, Director of the Human Development Report Office, explains bit.ly/2TnS1MK... See MoreSee Less
“Women with axes.” During WWII, lumberjills were Rosie the Riveter’s counterparts across the Atlantic. They harvested timber for telegraph poles, rails for D-Day splashdowns and the pit props that bulwarked vital British coal mines. [Read the story] ... See MoreSee Less