AppointWomen is a free, confidential registration system that gives women an opportunity to be considered for appointment to a variety of Australian Government boards and decision-making bodies. It is managed by the Australian Government Office for Women.
The Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault (ACSSA) site provides access to current information and resources to assist those working against sexual assault.
The RIRDC Rural Women's Award recognises women's vital contribution to rural Australia and encourages them to have a greater participation in its decision making.
This network has been established to provide more opportunities for women seeking representation on Government board positions and thereby improving the gender balance on boards.
The Breast Implant Information Line 1800 217 257 is a national telephone service established to assist individuals concerned about breast implants. The help line can be called 24 hours a day.
The External Breast Prostheses Reimbursement program provides reimbursement of up to $400 for new or replacement external breast prostheses for eligible Australian women who have had a mastectomy as a result of breast cancer.
Available 7 days a week on 1800 686 268. Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) counsellors are trained volunteers who provide counselling and breastfeeding information to any person seeking their help. All ABA counsellors have breastfed at least one baby for at least nine months.
The Family Relationship Advice Line 1800 050 321 is a national telephone service established to assist families affected by relationship or separation issues.
The Family Relationship Centres provide a source of information and confidential advice for families at all stages in their life. Whether you are starting a relationship, wanting to make your relationship stronger, or having relationship difficulties, the Centres can help.
Family Relationships Online provides all families (whether together or separated) with information and advice about family relationship issues. It also allows families to find out about a range of services that can assist them to manage relationship issues, including agreeing on appropriate arrangements for children after parents separate.
The National Cervical Screening Program aims to reduce morbidity and deaths from cervical cancer, in a cost-effective manner through an organised approach to cervical screening. The Program encourages women in the target population to have regular Pap smears. A new vaccine will be provided free to all women and girls aged between 12 and 26 through the National HPV Vaccination Program. This new vaccine can protect them against the cause of most cervical cancers.
The Australian Government Office for Women (OfW) is part of the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. It provides high level advice to the Minister for the Status of Women, administers programmes, including programmes to combat domestic violence and sexual assault; advises on legislative issues relating to women; provides the principal focus on consultation between the women's sector and government; and represents government at national and international forums on women's issues.
Pap test registers operate in each state and territory. Registers keep a confidential record of your Pap smear results and provide a valuable, voluntary and confidential backup system. If you want more information about the registers, to advise of a change of address, or if you would prefer to have your details removed from a register, contact your state or territory Pap Test Register.
Phone the Pregnancy, Birth and Baby service 1800 882 436 for support relating to pregnancy, birthing, post-natal care and parenting in the first 12 months. Service operates 24 hours a day.
The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) page provides information for reducing violence against women and their children.
Information and links to books, publications, websites, DVDs and other resources to support families going through separation.
A joint Australian, state and territory governments initiative through Austrade which connects women across Australia who are interested or involved in international trade and investment.
HealthInsite topic page linking to information on women's health issues such as menopause, osteoporosis, pregnancy, sexual health, breastfeeding and breast diseases, and gynaecological problems. HealthInsite provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.
Women's human rights: United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
The Women's Human Rights education kit provides people with a clear and basic understanding of international human rights, particularly as they relate to women. This package focuses on women's rights as human rights in the context of CEDAW. It focuses on the reality of women's lives and the experiences they have specifically because of their gender. The kit also includes new information about the Optional Protocol to CEDAW, which comes into force in Australia in March 2009.
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) aims to improve gender equality in Australian workplaces. It is also committed to raising the level of public awareness and debate of gender equality issues in the workplace.