The Department for Communities recognises the vital role that women play in building strong and vibrant communities.
Quality research and community consultation are central to our work, whether we are developing policy or providing advice on programs and services. We work in partnership with women, community groups and with other government agencies.
We recognise that all women are different and that women’s priorities change during their life, and what may be important to a young woman will not be the same for a woman nearing retirement. We recognise this diversity of women when we are:
- working on inter-government advisory committees
- organising community consultations
- responding to government enquiries and contributing to policy development
- initiating research
- analysing statistical data; and
- providing gender analysis in policy development.
We offer a confidential telephone information and referral service on 1800 199 174.
Women’s Work? Who Cares?
The Department for Communities - Women’s Interests; Carers - invites you to an exclusive event with Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick: Women’s Work? Who Cares?
Reflecting on the latest research, Commissioner Broderick will examine the impact of unpaid caring responsibilities on women’s economic participation, wages and retirement income. She will identify options for economic, workplace and social reform.
This event is free but places are strictly limited so you are encouraged to book early.
RSVP details are in the attached invitation.
Inspiring Entrepreneurship Luncheon
Join entrepreneurs and business people at the annual “Inspiring Entrepreneurship Luncheon” to promote and recognise the success of Western Australian women in international markets of strategic importance to the state. This year we welcome Melanie Brock and Olivia Humphrey to the stage to discuss their experiences of navigating the business world to achieve success.
The event is a joint initiative of the Department of State Development; Department for Communities; Department of Commerce; and Small Business Development Corporation, and is sponsored by Kailis Jewellery and the Parmelia Hilton Perth.
Please see the flyer for details.
Bookings are essential and can be made at www.trybooking.com/CNAV For more information please contact Marissa Williams via email email@example.com or phone (08) 6551 8436.
Women’s Interests Strategic Directions 2011-2014
The Department for Communities, Women’s Interests, has developed a strategic directions document to guide its work. The Minister for Women’s Interests approved four key priority areas : Women in Leadership, Safety and Justice, Economic Independence, and Health and Wellbeing. Strategic Directions 2011-2014 discusses the leading issues in each of these areas and identifies desired outcomes for the community. An annual action plan is included which will be updated at the close of each financial year.