The current Federal Labor caucus has the highest share of women ever, at 44 percent.
We’re headed in the right direction, but there are still too many barriers to women’s full and equal participation in the workplace, in decision-making and in civic and political life.
To promote action on the stark inequalities in the gender pay gap and retirement incomes, and on broader issues like homelessness and family violence, we need more gender equity advocates who understand the nuts and bolts of the political and parliamentary process.
We’re looking for someone to work on an advocacy toolkit: a package based in research, interviews and knowledge of the community sector, that will provide how-to basics for advocates looking to engage with the parliament and influence politicians. This project will suit someone who is equal parts analyst, advocate and activist.
The successful applicant will draw on the experiences and advice of current parliamentarians and their staff, to prepare an overview of obstacles to gender equity and related advocacy in our political process, and propose a how-to-guide for non-government gender equity advocates.
Working on this project will help young, community advocates for gender equity to build knowledge and confidence. I hope the applicant will develop fresh insights into politics and parliament, while also helping to inform Labor’s policies on equity and inclusion.
This project will be completed over 4 weeks (to take place before June 30 2017, and including two sittings weeks – Parliamentary Calendar available here).
The successful candidate will be paid a pro rata equivalent of an annual salary between $54,539 & $64,532 (depending on experience). This position is open to applicants currently employed in ongoing advocacy or community sector work (subject to the agreement of your employer).
For enquiries, please email Nick.Terrell<at>aph.gov.au or call 02 6247 4396.
For applications, please send a cover letter and CV to Aimee.Kable<at>aph.gov.au – applications close COB 30 March 2017.