Date Outcomes
Dec 2009 Letter to ASX Corporate Governance Council  commending their decision to require disclosure to the market by all companies of proportion of women at all levels from employees to directors within their organisations.  Click to view Letter  
November 2009 Letter to Deputy Prime Mininster and Minister  for Workplace Relations congratulating her on the Government’s support for a test case on pay equity for community services workers  Click here for text of letter  
October 2009 Submission to the Review of the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act and Agency  Click here for Submission  
July 2009 Letter to the Prime Minister  urging that Australia prepare a National Action Plan on Security Council Resolution 1325 Click here for text of Letter  
June 2009 Submission to the Senate Inquiry  into the Provision of Childcare  Click here for AFUW Submission  
May 2009 Submission to the National Consultation on Human Rights  Note: AFUW also endorsed the more wide-ranging submission from the WomenSpeak Alliance. Click here for AFUW Submission  
May 2009 Letter to the Minister for Immigration  congratulating the Government on the abolition of temporary protection visas and on policy of expeditious processing of refugee claims, but also urging abandonment of offshore detention. Click here for Letter  
April 2009 Letter to the Minister for Indigenous Affairs  congratulating the government on the decision to sign the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.Click here for letter  
2-3 April 2009 Paper presented to the 7th Annual Higher Education Summit, Melbourne by AFUW President, Jennifer Strauss, concerning The Challenges of Improving Low SES Student Participation in Universities’.  Click here for text of paper  
March 2009 Letter to Minister for Foreign Affairs  with congratulations on changes to AusAid Family Planning Guidelines, increased support for UNIFEM and the coming into force in Australia of the Optional Protocol to CEDAW, followed by request for assurances that Australia will support proposals for UN Agency for Women  Click here for text of letter  
 17 January 2009 Letter requesting Australian Government  protest against Taliban closure of girls’ schools in North Pakistan to Minister for Foreign Affairs (copy to Minister for Status of Women) Click here for text of letter