This is the 62nd monthly Down Under Feminists Carnival. This edition of the carnival gathers together June 2013 feminist posts from writers living in Australia and New Zealand.
paid parental leave
Reading the policies: the Coalition’s parental leave consultation document
My attitude to the vast bulk of elections, including the 2010 Federal election, is “I don’t like any of this, please get me out of here”. I usually intend to make an informed decision based on policies and then have… Read More ›
Hot off the Press Release: Family-Friendly Workplace Policies Enhance Competitiveness
“There simply is no negative relationship at all between decent working conditions and competitiveness or job creation. In fact, we found that a number of these guarantees are associated with increased competitiveness.”
So, paid parental leave. But not just yet.
Deborah has a post up at LP that asks: why the long wait until January 2011? The swift answer appears to be cynical partisan strategising, the Rudd team looking to wedge the Liberals in the next election. The thread drifts… Read More ›
Women reduced to a disembodied womb, GetUp edition
GetUp, a large Australian anti-conservative action group, has a Paid Parental Leave campaign on at the moment. Yes, bravo, etc. (They do confuse parental and maternity leave, but that’s another story.) When we’re talking equal pay, we get faces. But… Read More ›