Melbourne Lawyer, Bianca Mazzarella from McDonald Murholme says that in Australia, a working woman can refuse to wear an item of clothing if the direction is not reasonable and it is discriminatory.
Melbourne Lawyer Francessca Lee says the Fair Work Act protects working mothers from facing consequences for requesting flexible working hours, taking parental leave or exercising their workplace rights.
Dr Kay Patterson has been appointed as the new Age Discrimination Commissioner. Dr Patterson will replace outgoing Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan, when she steps down in August 2016.
Employment lawyer Francessca Lee explains what can be done to tackle gender discrimination, what to do if you are discriminated against for being a woman and what Australian laws protect your rights as a woman in the workplace.
Job interviews are an intimidating ordeal for anyone, and recent graduates in particular. Our interview advice for recent graduates will help you make a great first impression and nail both the pre-interview prep and the deciding moment itself.
A cluttered desk makes for a cluttered mind – and the same goes for a cluttered inbox, desktop, filing cabinet, or daily schedule. Untidiness can threaten our careers, mental health with stress, and poor work performance.
Soozey Johnstone, author of “I Am the Problem: 9 Obstacles That Suck Away Organisational Success – and How Every Leader Can Overcome Them” discusses what every girl needs to know about high school, career and business.
Because women in science have the power to change the world, the L’Oreal Foundation in partnership with UNESCO have launched a Manifesto to tackle the under-representation of women in the sciences.
For decades, I’ve led an all female team of funeral directors who’ve made it their mission to provide support for those who are in mourning. Here are two insights into life as funeral director and as a business woman.
We’ve gathered these 5 quick fixes for your Linkedin profile and all you’ll need is 10 minutes tops for each of these small changes that’ll make a big difference in establishing the right impression on business associates and potential employers.
Australia’s Fair Work Ombudsman, Natalie Jamies, is urging both employers and employees to check the pay rates and entitlements that apply to their workplace for the Easter long weekend.
REA Group has launched one of the most innovative parental leave schemes in the Australian technology industry, offering employees six months paid parental leave for primary caregivers and three months of paid leave for secondary carers/partners.
With the introduction of ParentsNext, single parents receiving Parenting Payment in 10 Local Government Areas will be required to attend appointments, sign a Participation Plan and participate in activities preparing them for work, or have their Parenting Payment suspended.
If for no other reason, we need International Women’s Day in western societies in 2016 to motivate male dominated industries in particular, to stop and think about how they are contributing to gender inequality. DDB’s #TalentHasNoGender is a perfect example.
Women are under-represented in high-paying jobs in engineering and information technology and this trend can be traced to the high school subjects girls choose, according to the report from the University’s Melbourne Institute Gendered Selection of STEM Subjects for Matriculation.
In 2016 women aren’t just presenting the weather, they’re also providing the forecasts. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, almost 50 percent of graduate meteorologists are now women.
Ahead of International Women’s Day, Westpac has released research that reveals women earn less than men at every stage of their career, highlighting why the 2016 International Women’s Day theme is #PledgeForParity
Launching on International Women’s Day, ‘She Works Wonders’ will profile women pushing boundaries in medicine, charitable deeds, technology, entrepreneurship, politics, design, leadership, sport and business.
For much of her career, Stephanie Slattery had gone the traditional route, working for various firms and agencies but with the birth of her first child, she decided to become a freelancer so she could have more flexibility.
Having provided care and support for members of her own family with a disability for 20 years, Debbie Bradly has always found her job satisfaction through, what she terms as, “People-centred Careers”.
A powerful multimedia exhibition exploring domestic violence and disability by internationally-acclaimed photographer Belinda Mason will be on show this month at the University of Sydney.
Now in its 19th year, The International Women’s Day Debate returns to Australia this week, to reignite debate around the topical question: ‘Men and Women – equal at last?’
A new report released today by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) reveals that among top tier managers in Australian organisations, men are paid on average $100,000 more per year than women.
So you’re looking for a hands-on, practical kind of career, but you’re not sure which is best for you. There are lots of options out there, but here are some of the best right now.
It is abundantly clear that Australians are not aware of how recognition of prior learning (RPL) works and how it can save them time and money when it comes to securing a valuable qualification.
Lawyer and current Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, has been appointed to the position of Sex Discrimination Commissioner for a term of five years.
The founder and CEO of the Top Blokes Foundation, Melissa Abu-Gazaleh says if there are men in Australia supporting the group ‘Return of Kings’, it shows there is still so much education needed.
Congratulations go out to Jenni Pilcher, on her appointment to the dual role of global CFO for Mach7 and CEO of ASX-listed company 3D Medical Limited, at a time when the two companies are preparing to merge.
You can’t talk about insecure work without talking about gender. This is what Julie Kun, Deputy CEO of WIRE will be telling the Victorian Government Inquiry into Labour and Insecure Work on 9 February 2016.
Whether you’re entering high school, starting a university degree, or enrolling in vocational education and training, establishing good study habits is vital for successful completion of any course of study.
It’s important to encourage the efforts of employers to drive gender equality in the workplace. It’s also vital to include men and particularly those in a position of power, in the global effort to achieve gender parity.
Impressing at any job interview is all about what questions to expect, how to answer them and looking at your overall enthusiasm and behaviour during the interview.
Penny Spencer built her company from scratch to where it stands today as a multi million dollar business group. Here, Penny shares her top tips for finding the career, or starting the business, of your dreams.
The majority of Australian women believe that age plays a major factor in securing employment, with 62% believing that employers are more likely to hire a candidate under the age of 40.
The return to work can be an obstacle to maintaining goals we set for ourselves during the holidays as we no longer have the same free time, but it’s important to find the time and sustain the drive to keep up these good habits throughout the year.
Australia has a shortage of engineers and one Australian university is turning to women to ease the skills shortage and reduce our dependence on importing engineers from overseas to fill job vacancies.
Created by Aussie Entrepreneur Serena de Comarmond, Nineteen Infinity creates events featuring successful Australian female entrepreneurs, the first of which will be a 2 day summit in Melbourne and Brisbane in February 2016.
New rules to protect vocational education and training students from training providers who use high-pressure sales tactics to get people to sign up for a VET FEE-HELP loan came into effect on 1st January 2016.
Currently 39% of single Australian women are retiring in poverty and declining rates of home ownership will only push this figure higher. Clearly, changes to superannuation, especially tax concessions on super are needed.
According to the latest Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) data about a third of major private sector employers have a policy or strategy in place to support employees experiencing family or domestic violence.