Flexible Employment

Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Amendment Bill  - 2012

BPW Australia responded to the Inquiry in to the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Amendment Bill 2012.  BPW Australia supports the expansion of the Act to men and all employers and employees in the workplace by amending the short title of the Act to Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012. With a primary focus of increasing women’s full participation in the workforce, BPW Australia is cognisant of the structural changes required by business to deliver equal opportunity and flexible workplaces for all employees – men and women.  The renaming of the Agency serves to reinforce this. A copy of the BPW Media Release (March 2012) is attached:  Equal Opportunity in the Workplace Amendment Bill 2012

Childcare Issues

February 2014:  BPW Australia made a submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry on Childcare and Early Childhood Education and Learning  The submission is available elsewhere on this site.

November 2012:  BPW Australia was one of the concerned Organisations, through economicS4W, that wrote to the Prime Minister, The Hon Julia Gillard.  The letter was asking that the Prime Minister make reference to the Productivity Commission seeking a review of the provision and financing of childcare and out of school care services. The full letter can be read here:  eS4W Letter PM Gillard_Child Care_20121123
April 2006
Increasing the availability of quality but affordable childcare was the main focus of a 2004 Conference resolution. Part of the resolution asked that BPW lobby the Federal government to consider:

  • that financial support be increased to assist families on low incomes meet the cost of childcare, and
  • combining Federal funding for preschool and childcare with State education funding.
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