New Financy Women’s Index shows changes

In the 12 months to December 2016, the Financy Women’s Index powered by Data Digger improved 4.1 points to 106.2 points, as the number of women occuping corporate board positions rose and the disparity between average earnings fell to its lowest level in five years.

Women less likely to get promoted than men

Substantial differences identified in feedback provided to women and men point to the perceived riskiness of female appointments. Women are told more frequently than men that they need to display “more confidence” and have “more experience” to be promoted.

Women with children the biggest losers from divorce

This report explores the financial impact of divorce in Australia… It look sat patterns of divorce in Australia, across individuals and families, and the financial impact of divorce on home ownership, employment status and household income and assets, including superannuation and debt. It also looks at the effect of divorce on spending on children and education outcomes.

Domestic Violence 2 AHRC collecting DV data now

Domestic and family violence is a feature in a high proportion of homicides in Australia. Data from the Australian Institute of Criminology shows that the most common relationship between a homicide victim and offender is a domestic relationship.3
Of the 479 homicide incidents in Australia from 2010 to 2012, 196 occurred in a domestic context. This is over 40 percent of all homicides in Australia.