Heard about our Working Women’s Centres in South Australia, Queensland and Northern Territory being defunded by the Rudd Labor Government?
Not sure who we are and what we do?
Have a look at this.
Kevin Rudd said in his Australia 2020 address that:
‘We are committed to the protection of the family by advancing family friendly workplaces and better work-life balance.’
‘We are committed to a principle of social solidarity that extends beyond private philanthropy to a public responsibility to protect the most vulnerable through a humane safety net for all Australians.’
A safety net on its own is not enough. Women require information, support and advocacy to address issues like sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, workplace bullying and exploitation and to advance work-life balance. This is what Working Women’s Centres do.
Thank you to everyone who has already leant their support.
Keep the pressure on – email the Prime Minister via his site: http://www.pm.gov.au/contact/index.cfm
and the Deputy Prime Minister at Julia.Gillard.MP@aph.gov.au
and tell them you want to see real commitment to working women not just words.