The Director of EOWA, Ms Helen Conway, spoke at an NFAW function on 20 November at the National Press Club of Australia, organised by the SPC and sponsored by the NPC and Dobinson Davey Clifford Simpson lawyers. The function was a great success and was attended by around 150 people, raising some much needed funds for our Social Policy work. NFAW Vice-President Georgina Somerset introduced the speaker and fielded questions at the end.
Helen Conway gave an entertaining overview of the amendments to the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace legislation, noting that the Act and the Agency were to be re-named the Workplace Gender Equality Act and Agency. The focus would be on equal remuneration and family and caring responsibilities as the keys to gender equality. Companies will be required to meet minimum standards set by the Minister and the Agency will develop benchmarks. This photo from left to right: Alison Osmand (Dobinson,Davey, Clifford,Simpson), The Hon Mary Crawford (new NFAW President), Helen Conway (EOWA), Julie Dobinson, Lois Clifford, Di Simpson (all Dobinson,Davey,Clifford,Simpson), Marie Coleman (NFAW Social Policy).