Life + Money

Flippancy and Currency  

Being clueless about finances is pretty common. Luckily, there's some simple ways you can take charge of your money and your life.

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Banking on Women

It's high time we shifted attitudes to women's unpaid work and started recognising the multitude of skills that come with running a household. Thankfully, organisations like WIRE and Bank Australia are looking to the future — and they're banking on women.

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Watch Dr. Richard Denniss unpack the three big lies holding women back

“I want to tell you a story of lies and deception. It’s not Game of Thrones; it’s the Australian policy process. So basically I want to spell out what I think are the three big lies that are used to not cover up, but silence, they’re different. The three big lies that are used to silence our public debate when it comes to issues of gender inequality in Australia, and one big truth.”

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The Government Cares? Prove it.

VWT Policy whiz Casimira Melican was a panellist at the recent Who Cares! Forum, featuring experts from across the care industry. The common theme? Money. In the spirit of nation building, Cas thinks it's time we demand more.

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‘Workplace Diversity’ Not Just a Buzz Term.

As we nudge 2017, it’s a good time to reflect on our progress when it comes to gender balance in the workplace. Over the last sixty years, Australian women have been engaged in the workforce in ever increasing numbers. However, it’s only recently that ‘workplace diversity’ has become the buzz term; a quick Google search brings up a whopping 69,500,000 results. Gender balance in the workplace? Not yet.

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Life, Relationships + Money; Discuss

Thurs 24 Nov At Breakthrough, we’re inviting you to join us in the ‘Life, Relationships, Money; Discuss’ workshop to share your thoughts about one of life’s big questions — money. We want to know, what have you noticed about women’s experiences with finances? When relationships are thrown into the mix, what happens to the monetary side of things? And ultimately, we want to uncover how we can better support women’s economic freedom. Led by Alana Johnson (Convenor, Victorian Women’s Trust), with support from Fiona Nixon (Bank Australia), this workshop will feature a...

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Enough is enough – It’s Time to Close the Pay Gap

It’s 2016 and Australian working women are still being denied the pay and rights they deserve. We say enough is enough - it's time to make a change! Joining us on this mission are organisers, researchers and workplace experts Ged Kearney (ACTU President), Colleen Chen, (co-founder, Interns Australia), Lyndall Stradzins (Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor) and Prof. Barbara Pocock (Emeritus Professor, University of South Australia). Don't miss this worthwhile She Works Harder for the Money breakout session at Breakthrough 2016.  The national gender pay gap is currently 16.2% and has hovered between 15% and 19% for the past...

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