Social Policy and Women

The NFAW Social Policy Committee is focused on the impact of Commonwealth government policies on the status and well-being of women and girls in Australia.

The committee is strongly committed to evidence-based policy. Its members include women with extensive experience and expertise in government and academic circles. When appropriate the committee commissions research to inform its considerations. It initiates work, responds to Parliamentary enquiries, works collaboratively with a wide range of like-minded organisations, and manages NFAW affiliation with the Equality Rights Alliance.

The work program tracks a range of trending, national, and long-term policy impact issues, reviewed annually and endorsed by the Board of the Foundation. The Committee Chair is Professor Helen Hodgson.

NFAW 2020 Annual Dinner

The 2020 Annual Dinner will be held at the National Press Club on 9 November 2020. We are delighted to announce that the Guest Speaker will be Professor Helen Christensen AO, Director and Chief Scientist of Black Dog Institute (BDI).