Date Letters and Submissions Responses
19 February Senator Simon Birmingham re appointment Read the Letter Read the Response
February The Hon. Susan Close MP Minister for Education re congratulations on appointment from GW-SA Read the Letter
2 March Senator Simon Birmingham Assistant Minister of Education and Training re National Vocational Education and Training Amendment Act 2015 Read the Letter  Read the Reply
10 March  The Hon Sharon Bird MP Shadow Minister for Vocational Education re  amendment to the National Vocational Education and Training Amendment Act 2015 Read the Letter
10 March Dr Kirrilly Thompson, Appleton Institute, University of Central Queensland re the Top 5 Under 40 scientists Read the Letter
10 March Dr Amber Beavis, Western Australian Museum re the Top 5 Under 40 scientists Read the Letter
10 March Dr Amanda Bauer, Australian Astronomical Observatory re the Top 5 Under 40 scientists Read the Letter
10 March Dr Alice Williamson, Department of Chemistry University of Sydney re the Top 5 Under 40 scientists Read the Letter
 March Her Excellency Hon Kerry Sanderson AO re appointment as WA Governor Read the Response
15 March Professor Gillian Triggs, Australian Human Rights Commission re Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention Read the Letter
 2 August  The Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Education and Training re The role of girls and women in STEM Read the Letter Read IFUW-Policy Update re STEM  Read the Reply
 2 August  Alan Noble, Engineering Director Google Sydney re The role of girls and women in STEM Read the Letter Read IFUW-Policy Update re STEM
 18 September  Senator Robert Simms, Greens Spokesman for Higher Education re congratulate you on your appointment as Greens spokesman for Higher Education and Introducing AFGW Read the Letter
 18 September  Senator Lee Rhiannon, Greens Party re thanks for all your efforts as the Education spokesperson. Read the Letter
18 September Senator Nick McKim, Greens Spokesman for Schools re congratulations on appointment as Greens spokesman for Schools and Training and introducing our organisation Read the Letter
18 September Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, Greens Spokesperson for Early Childhood Education re congratulation on work as Greens spokesperson for Early Childhood Education and introduce our organisation Read the Letter  Read the Response
 20 September  Prof Nalini Joshi, Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellow Applied Mathematics re Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot being undertaken by the Australian Academy of Science and the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Read the Letter
 20 September  Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering re Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot Read the Letter  Read the Response
23 September  The Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science re celebrating the creation of the new ministry and congratulate you in receiving responsibility for important financial and developmental fields of government Read the Letter  Read the Reply
 23 September  The Hon Luke Hartsuyker MP, Minister for Vocational Education and Skills re congratulations on appointment as Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and  introduce our organisation Read the Letter  Read the Response
23 September Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, Minister of Education and Training re congratulations rise to Minister with responsibility for the whole Education and Training portfolio Read the Letter  Read the Response
17 September Women’s Refuges and Housing Program
DRAFT Bill 17 September 2015 Read the Draft Bill
16 October Women’s Electoral Lobby Proposal re long-time secure funding for women’s refuges Read the Proposal
16 October AFGW Statement of Support re Women’s Electoral Lobby Proposal re long-time secure funding for women’s refuges. Read the Statement of Support +++ In view of our relatively small membership it has been agreed that Education should be our main focus of advocacy and with this in mind  in the field of domestic violence we would like there to be on-going support including for children’s education and continuation or re-entry to education for women who have been victims of domestic violence. However the project we are being asked to support is convincing and feasible in the way it addresses a crucial necessity if women and their children are to leave abusive situations in the safety that will allow them to build a life –for the children to get an education free of the psychological stress of violence and the women to gain financial independence by either using the education they already have or by re-training to enter the workforce.
26 October The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister re long-time secure funding for women’s refuges  Read the Letter
26 October Hon. Mike Baird MP, Premier of NSW re long-time secure funding for women’s refuges Read the Letter
 13 November  Letter to NCVER about the need for detailed disaggregated data about VET activity Read the Letter  Read the Response/Read a further Response
1 December Letter to Professor Eeva Leinonen, Murdoch University re Congratulations on appointment Read the Letter
 16 December  Letter to The Hon Luke Hartsuyker MP, Minister for Vocational Education and Skills re quick review of VET FEE-HELP abuses Read the Letter  Read the Reply
 21 December  Letter to Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Women re congratulations on multiple ministerial appointments and Press Release about STEM funding for Australian women Read the Letter / Read the Media Release