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Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review - Terms of Reference

Friday 18 October, 2013

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner, on behalf of the Commission, will conduct research to identify the prevalence of discrimination in relation to pregnancy at work and return to work after parental leave as follows:

Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review Issues Paper 2013

Thursday 17 October, 2013

1 About this Issues Paper

The Issues Paper provides some background information for those individuals, organisations and businesses interested in contributing to the National Review on the prevalence, nature and consequences of discrimination in relation to pregnancy at work and return to work after parental leave.

Details on how individuals, organisations and businesses can participate in the National Review are provided in Section 8.

Supporting Working Parents Submission Form Confidentiality

Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Publication of submissions

Glass Ceilings and Sticky Floors

Glass Ceilings and Sticky Floors confirms the findings of previous studies: that women are concentrated in part-time, lower-grade work with limited opportunities for training and advancement.

Stretching Flexibility

Stretching Flexibility examines the impact on women workers of demands to work increasingly flexible hours and changes to working time arrangements being negotiated in enterprise agreements. The report recommends that the ACTU develop a comprehensive policy on working time arrangements, building on gains in leave arrangements as well as the insertion of implementation and monitoring mechanisms into agreements.

Combining Paid Work and Family Care

 

Australian Social Policy Conference
Reception / Book Launch
‘Combining Paid Work and Family Care’
Scientia Building Foyer, UNSW, Kensington
16 September 2013

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Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review

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Discrimination relating to pregnancy at work and return to work after parental leave

Valuing unpaid caring: the next major reform

Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, has released a report today that suggests eleven areas of reform that will value unpaid caring in Australia and remove the lifelong disadvantage experienced by many people who care.

Investing in care: Recognising and valuing those who care

There are nearly 5.5 million unpaid carers between the ages of 15 to 64 years in Australia

Strengthening National Gender Equality Laws, Agencies and Monitoring

Sex discrimination remains a harsh reality for many Australian women, who continue to experience unfair treatment in the workplace and other spheres of life.