• 13 Feb 2013 7:39 PM | Anonymous

    The Australian Government has tabled its response to the report Workplace Bullying “We just want it to stop”.  The Government welcomes the report and acknowledges the significant and in many cases very personal contribution made by more than 300 individuals and organisations to the Inquiry through evidence and submissions.  The Government is committed to making sure all Australian workplaces are safe, healthy and productive workplaces that promote a zero tolerance approach to bullying in the workplace.  The response can be read by opening the following:  Fed Govt Report – Bullying Feb13


  • 29 Jan 2013 7:42 PM | Anonymous

    BPW Australia is a friend and supporter of the AWAVA – Australian Women Against Violence Alliance.

    For more details about this Alliance please go to  http://awava.org.au


  • 17 Jan 2013 7:43 PM | Anonymous

    Almost one in five (19.6 per cent) of unemployed people in July 2012 were unemployed for one year or more, according to an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) report released on 16th January 2013. ABS Director of Labour Force and Supplementary Surveys, Cassandra Gligora, said the Job Search Experience survey collected information on the experiences of people seeking work such as steps taken to find work and the difficulties encountered in finding work. The survey collected information from unemployed people, employed people who started their job in 2012 and people employed for more than a year in their job who had looked for work in the last year.

    To read more please open the following:  Media Release ABS Long Term Unemployment Jan13


  • 19 Dec 2012 7:45 PM | Anonymous

    BPWA congratulates the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) in undertaking a project with funding from the Federal Government as announced by Ms Julie Collins, Minister for the Status of Women, to boost the participation of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women on Boards and in decision-making positions.  To read more go to:  FECCA Project Launch Dec12


  • 23 Nov 2012 7:47 PM | Anonymous

    Business and Professional Women (BPW) Australia welcomes the amendments to the Equal Opportunity in the Work Place Act legislation and looks forward to the increased assistance the Agency will be able to provide to business, large and small.

    “We know that women’s participation in the workforce is increasingly common place, yet women in senior decision making and leadership roles continue to be disproportionately underrepresented,” said Marilyn Forsythe, BPW Australia President.   To read more please open the Media Release Media Release Gender Workplace Agency Nov12

     

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  • 21 Nov 2012 7:54 PM | Anonymous

    National women’s groups, economic Security4Women (eS4W) and the National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW), welcomed the Federal Opposition’s support for the call for a Productivity Commission review of childcare.  However, the national women’s groups expressed regret that the proposed scope of the Opposition’s reference of childcare to the Productivity Commission does not address the key issues that affect women’s workforce attachment.  To read more of the eS4W and the NFAW’s suggestions for the terms of Reference go to:  Media Release eS4W Childcare Productivity Commission 19Nov12

     


  • 21 Nov 2012 7:51 PM | Anonymous

    Freda Miriklis, BPW International President and Luisa Monini Brunelli, BPW International Health Committee Chairperson, have released the First Yearly Report of the Health Committee.  Luisa reports that as a trained medical doctor, her aim is to promote women’s health.  This work promotes the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles 2, 3 and 4.   The report is a summary of the work that is being done by BPW members worldwide, on a Regional basis, that has a health focus.  Please read this report:  BPWI Year One Health Report Nov12


  • 21 Nov 2012 7:49 PM | Anonymous

    The Australian Government has taken the next step in meeting its commitment to deliver historic equal pay rises to eligible social and community sector workers. The Minister for Community Services, Julie Collins, today announced the Australian Government’s offers as part of its $2.8 billion share of the increases have begun going out to social and community services organisations. “Throughout November, around 4,400 social and community services organisations across Australia will receive letters detailing the Australian Government’s offer towards the pay increases for their workers,”

    Ms Collins said. “The Australian Government is delivering on its commitment to the landmark Fair Work Australia decision. We are continuing to work with the sector and State and Territory Governments to ensure the first instalment of this important equal pay order is delivered on schedule next month,” Ms Collins said.  The Media Release follows:  Media Release Fed Govt – Govt takes next step in delivering historic pay rises Nov12


  • 09 Nov 2012 8:01 PM | Anonymous

    BPW Southwest member Kylie Gaston was elected to Warrnambool City Council in the recent Victorian state elections – her first run at office.  Kylie, who is BPW Southwest’s Catering Coordinator, has a background in communications and runs her own business. She is passionate about encouraging business and tourism in the Region and ran on a platform of promoting Warrnambool as a university city, improving rail services, supporting the arts and culture, and encouraging sustainable growth.  Kylie says she has benefited from the networks membership in BPW has provided and advice from members with experience as councillors and community leaders. Her campaign, she says, was in itself a rewarding experience and she encourages other women to give it a go.


  • 29 Oct 2012 8:03 PM | Anonymous

    Economic Security 4 Women (eS4W), in collaboration with the Brotherhoood of St. Laurence and WIRE Women’s Information, invites you to attend a Forum in Melbourne on Tuesday, 13th November.  The Forum is on Equal Opportunity in An Age of Insecurity – Decent work and economic security for women.  The forum aims to highlight women’s employment insecurity in relation to equality of opportunity in the workforce, present and future exonomic security, and the gendered nature of unpaid and paid work.  It will bring together a range of stakeholders to develop strategies that focus on decent jobs and economic security for women.  To get further details please open the following:  eS4W Invite to Insecure Work Forum – 13 Nov12


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