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.
Key Focus Areas:
Affordable rental housing for women.
The Australian taxation systems impact on women, particularly in relation to superannuation.
Employment related policies
Health and welfare of women and girls including reproductive health, disability and aged care
Gender analysis of the Commonwealth Budget