As working women we have been short-changed. It’s not our problem alone to fix

Women are expected to happily toil away at home and in the office, only to see their salary eaten up by childcare and tax

Source: As working women we have been short-changed. It’s not our problem alone to fix | Eleni Roussos | Opinion | The Guardian

Migrant women are particularly vulnerable to technology-facilitated domestic abuse

With few contacts and no independent income, migrant women experiencing domestic violence can become further isolated from support by abusive partners controlling their access to technology.

Source: Migrant women are particularly vulnerable to technology-facilitated domestic abuse

Scott Morrison’s International Women’s Day speech was… bad.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison wants us to promise something before we all go too far with this whole feminism thing. Basically, that: no men are harmed in the making of gender equality.

Delivering a speech at an International Women’s Day 2019 breakfast in Perth this morning, an event that’s designed to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, our dear leader somehow managed to make it about the blokes.

“We want to see women rise,” he told the Chamber of Minerals and Energy. “But we don’t want to see women rise only on the basis of others doing worse.”

“We want everybody to do better,” he continued, “and we want to see the rise of women in this country to be accelerated to ensure that their overall place is maintained.”

Source: Scott Morrison’s International Women’s Day speech was… bad.

NSW State Election 2019 : The GCA Position – Gun Control Australia

Our world-leading gun control laws are being undermined as a result of decades of pressure from the well-funded and powerful gun lobby.  Nowhere is this more evident than in New South Wales, where the total number of registered firearms has just broken through the 1 million mark – meaning there is now one gun for every eight NSW citizens.

NSW laws breach the National Firearms Agreement – the landmark pact all states and territories signed up for after the 1996 Port Arthur Massacre – 11 times.

Source: NSW State Election 2019 : The GCA Position – Gun Control Australia

Women’s groups call on PM Morrison and Bill Shorten to support Parliamentary Inquiry into transgender laws

A coalition of women’s organisations has written to the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, and Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, calling on them to establish a national inquiry into the expected and unexpected consequences of sex or ‘gender’ self-identification laws that are being proposed in several Australian jurisdictions.

‘Australian Lesbian Health Coalition, Fair Go for Queensland Women, Feminist Legal Clinic Inc, Gender Critical Academics Melbourne, IWD Brisbane Meanjin and Women Speak Tasmania, are confident a national inquiry into transgender laws, which is evidence based, objective and has particular emphasis on women’s and children’s rights, will lead to better outcomes for transgender people, women and children’, said Miss Williams.

Source: Women’s groups call on PM Morrison and Bill Shorten to support Parliamentary Inquiry into transgender laws – Tasmanian Times

Women in work: Australia lags behind NZ, financial equality years away

Progress on workplace and financial equality for women in Australia has stalled, research shows, with advocates calling for government action.

“As long as you’ve got a disproportionate number of men in senior roles it’s very difficult to have true gender equality”

Source: Women in work: Australia lags behind NZ, financial equality years away