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Have your say on a national obesity strategy

The Council Of Australian Governments Health Council has committed to developing a national obesity strategy, and is holding a series of community forums around Australia to inform the development of the strategy. They want to hear about what would help to reduce overweight and obesity in their communities and to seek feedback about what should be included in a national … Read more

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New Report: Creating Opportunity or Entrenching Disadvantage? 5 Years on – ACT Labour Market Data Update

On Thursday 17 October the Women’s Centre for Health Matters and the ACT Council of Social Service released an analysis of ACT labour market data and future trends, focusing on wages, levels of qualification and growth across major industries. The report, titled Creating Opportunity or Entrenching Disadvantage? 5 Years on – ACT Labour Market Data Update continues a gender-based analysis … Read more

We are seeking your input – the impacts on women’s perception of safety from changes to bus routes and bus stops

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Invitation to participate in ACT Women’s Plan 2016-26 consultations

The following notice is from ACT Government’s Office for Women.

The ACT Government is striving to make the ACT the best place for a woman to live and is committed to ensuring the equal participation of women and girls in our society.

Vital to achieving this goal is the ACT Women’s Plan 2016-26; a comprehensive strategy involving a series … Read more

ACT Women’s Awards 2019

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Healthy Prison Review – women in the AMC

The Office of the ACT Inspector of Correctional Services (OICS) will be conducting a Healthy Prison Review of AMC in  July 2019, and has announced a call for public submissions to inform the review.  The Review will seek feedback on how the AMC aligns with the ‘healthy prison framework’ of:

  1. Safety – Detainees, even the most vulnerable, are held safely.
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What makes public spaces safer for ACT women?

WCHM knows from our previous work that perceptions of personal safety can influence the extent to which some people in the ACT – especially women – use public places and spaces, preventing them from fully participating in the community.

For example, to ensure that women’s views were taken into account about the safety of ACT public spaces (and public events), … Read more