YWCA Australia News

Tue, 26/08/2014


Applications are open for the YWCA Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) delegation. The CSW is the global policy body for women's issues. YWCA Australia will be sending a delegation of six to eight members to CSW 2015.  

Thu, 22/05/2014

Sexual harassment is prevalent in Australian workplaces, with one in four women having experienced harassment at work. The Australian Human Rights Commission, the Australian Council of Trade Unions and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry have joined forces and launched a new national awareness-raising strategy: Know the Line

Thu, 22/05/2014

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has released new analysis revealing that people on low and middle incomes will carry the overwhelming burden of repairing the federal Budget. The people that will particularly be affected are those under 30 looking for work, people with disabilities, carers, single parents and struggling low income pensioners and families. The income losses sustained by many people relying on income support and family payments are large and crippling.

Wed, 14/05/2014

Here are our first impressions of the federal budget after attending the Budget Lock-Up last night. Although there are some positives, a range of other measures could have significant long-term impacts on the economic security and safety of women.

Thu, 01/05/2014

YWCA Australia has made a submission to the Attorney-General's Department expressing our concern about proposed changes relating to section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Act). We are concerned that the Freedom of Speech (Repeal of s18C) Bill 2014 (Bill) would severely weaken current legal protections against racial vilification.