When it comes to gender equality, it's not just the number of women in parliament that matters – it's how they go about legislating for change.
There is an increasing push-back in society against gender equality issues that can also spread into the workplace.
One of very few researchers examining gender equity in the Australian public sector, Dr Sue Willamson is a finalist in the ACT Telstra Business Women’s Awards.
One of the most effective ways to improve gender equality is to address issues systemically rather than relying on individual managers, writes Sue Williamson.
Until now, there has been a lack of any whole-of-government strategy for gender equality for public employees, writes Sue Williamson.
Provisions that help women in the workplace are too easily traded away in enterprise bargaining, writes Sue Williamson.
Contrary to government claims, large numbers of lower paid women will be adversely affected by the proposed changes to paid parental leave, writes Sue Williamson.
Under the latest proposed paid parental leave policy, public servants will be worse off and the public sector’s reputation as being a family friendly employer under threat, writes Sue Williamson.
Tony Abbott’s latest “Captain’s call” comes as the government commits more troops to Iraq, writes Sue Williamson.