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YWCA Australia welcomes Federal Government’s housing package as a strong foundation for addressing Australia’s gendered housing crisis
Under the clouds of inflation, both women and Australia’s rental and housing crisis were front and centre in the federal government’s budget. The new National Housing Accord, with the overarching…
YWCA Australia welcomes summit solutions to combat homelessness in Queensland
The Queensland Housing Summit today addressed the need for an urgent fix to combat the increasing housing crisis across the Sunshine State. Critical issues to be remedied covered unlocking land…
YWCA welcomes national plan to end violence in a generation
YWCA Australia welcomes the release of the new 10-year ‘National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children 2022-2032’. The Plan’s ambitious goal to end gender-based violence within a generation…
Paid family and domestic violence leave to be a reality
YWCA Australia welcomes the comments from Workplace Relations Minister Tony Burke that the new government is committed to implementing legislation that would provide 10 days of domestic violence leave by…
Super misstep: Proposed policy could jack up housing prices and slash women’s retirement incomes
This week, the Morrison government announced a new and controversial policy, which allows first home buyers to withdraw up to $50,000 from their superannuation to get into the property market….
We need to talk about youth homelessness
Being a young person in society is hard enough. You’re trying to work out who you are and how you fit into the wider world and are beginning to build…
Budget foundations flawed
YWCA Australia is very concerned that the 2022 Federal Budget has failed to invest in affordable housing and provide genuine relief for the cost-of-living pressures women and gender diverse people…
Women lose as changes to the Pandemic Disaster Relief Payments come into effect
YWCA Australia is very concerned by cuts to the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment which removes financial protections for people on low incomes, many of whom are women. The changes have…
Media Release: First Feminist Book Week campaign launched by YWCA and The Stella Prize
A feminist call to arms has been issued by YWCA Australia and The Stella Prize, who have today launched the first Australian Feminist Book Week (19 – 23 October, 2020)….
64 women’s organisations say it’s time to #BanBlokeBasedBudgets
ERA and YWCA have teamed up to create a video for young people, dedicated to explaining the importance of the Federal Budget.
Media Release: Reflect. Grow. Thrive. YWCA launches 10-part webinar series
National feminist organisation YWCA Australia launches an exciting 10-part webinar series today focusing on personal and professional development opportunities for young women.
Media Release: Young women have a unique opportunity to act on gender equality
National feminist organisation YWCA Australia is calling on young women across the country to put their hand up and act on gender equality. Applications to join their Young Women’s Council…