Submissions, Reports and Media Releases
Education is a key issue for AFGW, with particular emphasis on tertiary education and on the education of girls and women. AFGW is concerned, through its Council and its Standing Committee on Education, to formulate educational policy and to act as an advocate for these policies and on educational issues generally. It pursues the latter aim through advocacy in its own name to State and Federal Governments and also through co-operative advocacy with other non-government organizations and participation in consultative processes.
Below, in descending chronological order, are recorded most current and past submissions and representations made on behalf of AFGW to the Australian Government and other official agencies, examples of revised and new AFGW and IFUW conference resolutions and some relevant reports and various media releases. This material displays AFGW policies and attitudes on education, and on other issues of concern to our membership, especially the preservation of peace and the protection of the human rights of women and children.
Note: In November 2009 the Triennial Conference approved a change of name from the Australian Federation of University Women (AFUW) to the Australian Federation of Graduate Women (AFGW). All advocacy after that date is under the name of AFGW.
2018 Letters and Submissions