A Coalition of the Willing

Friends and colleagues
Women on Boards and the social policy committee of the National Foundation for Australian Women are setting up a Coalition of the Willing to oppose the proposed amendments to the reporting schedules for the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.
The idea is based on the campaign orchestrated by a coalition of business groups in 2000, including The (then) Securities Institute, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Business Council of Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Law Council of Australia and the Investment & Financial Services Association who joined forces to put pressure on all state Attorneys General to refer their corporations law powers to the Commonwealth.  This was a sustained and well orchestrated campaign that was extremely successful albeit with a few hiccups. The bill ceding all powers to the commonwealth (CLERP) was finally passed in late  2001.The PR professional responsible for the CLERP campaign and known to WOB throught our highly successful launch of the WOB Traffic Light Index, would be leading this campaign.Women on Boards has committed between $5k and $10 to this project and is looking for financial contributions from $2k upwards from other organisations who must be willing to put their name to the Coalition.
If any individual/organisation needs a tax deduction the NFAW can accept a gift identified for the Social Policy Committee- WGEA reporting. See http://www.nfaw.org/donate/

The campaign will be strong, but accurate and responsible in terms of its advocacy. It will be coordinated through Women on Boards.

Please let me know if you can support/contribute etc.

Claire Braund                                                                                   Marie Coleman
xecutive Director                                                                             Social Policy Committee
Women on Boards Australia                                                              National Foundation for Australian Women
Women on Boards UK
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