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Women’s legal centre gets a budget boost

By johnboy 4 June 2012 42

Simon Corbell is joining in the good news budget pre-announcement fiesta (imagine the whiteboard work on this lot) with an ABC friendly $666,000 for the women’s legal centre.

Attorney General, Simon Corbell, has announced $666,000 in the 2012-13 Budget to help the Women’s Legal Centre find new and more suitable accommodation so it can continue to provide important services to the community.

“Havelock House in Canberra’s Inner North is currently home to three community legal centres, and it has been a concern of the Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) about the space available to them to provide their service to the women of Canberra,” Mr Corbell said.

“The $666,000 funding, over three years, will also have positive flow-on effects by allowing more space in Havelock House for the community legal centres that reside there, like the Welfare Rights and Legal Centre, and the Tenants Union.

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Tomorrow_is_Yesterday 11:05 pm 06 Jun 12

Just for the record, the Womens legal centre doesn’t only deal with child support & custody issues.

Mysteryman 12:00 pm 05 Jun 12

greyswandir said :

gooterz said :

These days women earn less than men because they choose too.

I fail to see where i’ve drawn an inference to your gender. I dislike male misandrist’s as well as female misandrist’s.

1. Simply not true. Women earn up to 20% less than men *doing the same jobs*. What would be the point of any statistics drawing comparisons between women working 2 days a week as secretaries and men working 80-hour weeks as CEOs (or vice versa)? Apples and oranges..

I don’t think that’s accurate at all. The reports and stats I’ve read suggest that women earn less because they tend to choose employment in positions that pay less. The report I’ve linked to, for instance, says”

“Men often put in longer hours, are mentored at crucial stages of their careers, and generally hold positions for longer than women, leading to their dominance of senior positions”

This throws the earnings figure in favour of men. As far as women “less than men *doing the same jobs*” – I’m yet to see reports or studies that suggest that’s true. Anecdotally, I’ve not seen it either. I’m more than happy to be corrected if you can show me evidence of it.

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