Our Watch is an organisation that has been established to drive nation-wide change in the culture, behaviours and attitudes that underpin and create violence against women and children. Find out more and view a powerful video message at: www.ourwatch.org.au/.
Multicultural SA is offering training opportunities for women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in 2014-15.
The Women's Leadership Program is an initiative of Multicultural SA in partnership with the South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission and TAFESA. It is funded by Multicultural SA and subsidised by the Department of State Development. Both courses are free-of-charge for successful applicants.
SA Chiefs for Gender Equity mark Equal Pay Day with important document signing
On average Australian women who work full-time earn around $283 less a week than their male colleagues – a staggering 18.2% less.
Latest figures from the ABS (August 2014) show the health care and social assistance industry has the highest gender pay gap (30.7%), followed by financial and insurance services (30%) and rental, hiring and real estate services (29%).
The Equal Opportunity Commission of Western Australia has recently released Supporting Sexual and Gender Diversity in Schools Guidelines. While these guidelines focus on supporting Western Australian schools, much of the information can be used by schools across Australia. The Guidelines can be downloaded below.
Yesterday, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released data which shows the average ordinary full time weekly earnings of Australian men is $1559.10, significantly higher than the $1275.90 earned by women. This means women are currently earning just 81.8 cents for every dollar their male colleagues earn, down from an average of 85.1 cents ten years ago. This is the first time since data collection began in 1994 that the gender pay gap in Australia has soared above 18 per cent, to reach a record high of 18.2 per cent.
beyondblue's new national anti-discrimination campaign highlights the impact of racism on the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Research shows that subtle or 'casual' racism can be just as harmful as more overt forms. Imagine being judged in a job interview by the colour of your skin, rather than the strength of your CV. How would you feel if you were watched in a shop or treated differently on public transport?
Why should anyone be made to feel like crap, just for being who they are?
New scholarship round aims to increase gender diversity on boards
The Australian Institute of Company Directors has announced it will partner with the Australian Government to offer 140 scholarships for women to undertake its courses with the aim of lifting female representation on boards and in senior executive positions.
RECOGNISE is the people’s movement to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our Constitution.
Our Constitution was written more than a century ago. By then, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples had lived in this land for more than 40,000 years, keeping alive the world’s oldest continuous cultures. But Australia’s founding document did not recognise the first chapter of our national story.
The Australian Human Rights Commission and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission are running a joint competition, “Rant Against Racism”.
To enter, give an example of how you have stood up to racist behaviour using wit, humour or just by quietly making your point and you will be in the draw to win a prize. The competition runs until 20 June.
This Saturday, 17th May is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).
This day is a Global Day to celebrate sexual and gender diversities and also a good time to reflect on the inclusiveness, or otherwise, of our workplaces, schools, sporting clubs and our community in general.
Nominations for the SA Carers Excellence Awards are now open. The SA Carers Excellence Awards recognises organisations and businesses that have provided excellence in service or support to family carers as their customers or employees. Applications are sought from businesses (for profit), community agencies (not for profit) and government agencies.
Statement from the Commission on proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), Section18C
It is well documented and researched that race discrimination, racial and religious vilification have detrimental effects on individuals and communities and the South Australian Equal Opportunity Commission supports laws which protect people from this unlawful behaviour. We know that people who are the target of race discrimination, racial or religious vilification feel unsafe, marginalised and vulnerable.
Originally submitted on 4 April, 2014 - 13:05. Last updated on 8 May, 2014 - 13:35.
The National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program works to assist people with disability to move between education, training and employment.
NDCO is currently working on a project with Youth Connect called PACTS (Parents as Career Transition Supporters). This is a series of three 2 hour workshops to assist parents to develop a better understanding of career development and education/training pathways for their young people.
Originally submitted on 21 March, 2014 - 13:03. Last updated on 4 April, 2014 - 16:28.
The National Council on Intellectual Disability (NCID) is the national peak body representing people with intellectual disability and their families.
CID invites people with intellectual disability or their family members to complete their 2014 Employment Survey. The purpose of the survey is to understand how individuals and their families make decisions about employment and employment services.
Harmony Day is a day to celebrate Australia’s diversity. It is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world. Harmony Day is an Australian Government programme and coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
The Electoral Commission SA has produced a new easy read booklet for electors. This booklet, designed for people with intellectual disabilities, may also be useful for people with limited English or literacy.
The booklet was printed by Minda who has partnered with the Electoral Commission SA in commercially printing a wide range of publications and election related materials.
The guide has been written to help convey the basics of the electoral process in a jargon free and Easy English manner. A PDF version can be downloaded below.
Myths and stereotypes about older workers are often hidden and deeply entrenched. However, education, awareness raising and information can highlight misconceptions and help bring about changes in both attitudes and actions.