YWCA Australia News

Thu, 28/08/2014

YWCA Australia joined many other community sector organisations and leaders in signing an ACOSS Joint Community Sector Statement expressing deep concern about changes to social security payments currently being considered by the Federal Parliament.

Wed, 18/06/2014

The Albury Wodonga YWCA is hosting a community conversation with Michelle Grattan, one of Australia’s most respected and awarded political journalists on Saturday 2 August 2014.  Editor of The Border Mail Di Thomas will talk with Michelle about her life as a journalist and Michelle’s observations of the changing nature of Australian politics.

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.