|Issue No 87||10 March 2001|
Women’s Gateway Launched
By Alison Peters
The NSW Government has launched a new internet portal, called the Women's Gateway, an entry point for those seeking information on women's issues and women's services.
Users will be able to
· Search a database of 4,000 organisations
· Browse relevant pages from more than 200 sites
· Find answers to frequently asked questions
· View women's news and events
· Submit new content items
all through a single entry point and a user friendly site.
In launching the Women's Gateway, Minister for Women Faye Lo Po stressed the importance of access to information for women to enable them to reach their full potential in all aspects of their daily lives. The Gateway provides a cheap and quick way to do this. Minister for Information Technology, Kim Yeadon whose Department funded development of the Gateway said that this would be the first of several portals the Government were launching to help the people of NSW access relevant information they need quickly and easily.
The Women's Gateway is an excellent resource for unions in representing their women members and in developing their campaigns. Unions are very good at providing advice and support on a wide range of workplace issues. However, sometimes the issues go beyond the workplace. For example negotiating family friendly work practices often depends on access to suitable child care arrangements. All the relevant and up to date information is available in one convenient site.
The Women's Gateway can be accessed at http://www.womens.gateway.nsw.gov.au
Interview: Working Woman
Cheryl Kernot on women in the workplace, Labor's male culture and where Meg went wrong.
Activists: Honouring Our Heroes
Anna Stewart changed the lives of Australian working families by helping women achieve balance between the competing demands of work and family.
Women: The Future is Female
Julia Gillard outlines the campaign to increase female representation within the Australian Labor Party.
Unions: Sweatshops – Beyond 2001
FairWear convenor Debbie Carstens looks over a unique partnership between churches and unions to end exploitation in the textile industry.
Politics: The Battle for Bennelong
Many trade unionists are working to kick John Howard out of office. But only one woman has a chance of kicking him out of his own seat. Meet Nicole Campbell.
International: Border Skirmishes
Alana Kerr travelled to Thailand to observe first hand the battle to organise Burmese women workers in exile.
History: Inside the Ladies Lounge
The McDonald sisters run Trades Hall, and have for over half a century. The building can’t speak about what has gone on in that time, but Lorna and Elaine probably know it all.
Satire: Taliban to Put One Nation Last
The Parliamentary fate of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party was further obscured today as key fellow right-wing extremists moved to distance themselves from the controversial Queensland politician and the group she founded and leads.
Review: Seven Steps to Slavation
Jenny Macklin details the seven barriers that stand between women and a better working life.
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