Archives for January 2015

Congratulations to NFAW Life Member Anne Buttsworth

NFAW congratulates Anne Buttsworth (NFAW Life Member ) for her award of an AM for her major contribution to the Australian Women’s Archive Project – well deserved recognition for years of tireless effort preserving the history of Australian women and recognising their role in building our nation, and to the advancement of Australian archival research.

Congratulations also to NFAW Life Member the Hon Ann Symonds who received an AM for significant service to social justice in NSW.

Gender reporting under threat. Will the minister for women please stand up?


On Friday, the findings from the government’s public consultation into gender reporting were posted on the Department of Employment’s website. There was no press release to alert anyone to its publication nor any mention made on the department’s social media channels. I only located the findings on the website once notified of the report’s existence and then even then I had to dig around to actually find it.

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