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Democrats to launch national women's policy in Adelaide tomorrow.



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Senator Natasha Stott Despoja Democrats Senator for South Australia Australian Democrats spokesperson for Status of Women Australian Democrats spokesperson for Work and Family

Dated: 28 October 2007 Portfolio: Status of Women Related: Work and Family

Democrats to launch national women's policy in Adelaide tomorrow

The Australian Democrats will launch their national women’s policy at a function in Adelaide tomorrow.

"Women’s issues have taken a back seat under this Government and if we do not act now to reverse this, we are likely to fall further behind leading nations on issues such as the gender pay gap; the participation rate of women in the workforce; the prevention of violence; and reproductive health," Democrats’ Status of Women Spokesperson Senator Natasha Stott Despoja said.

The Democrats’ Women’s Policy outlines our plans for improving the status of women in Australia in areas such as work and life balance; domestic violence; pay equity; and reproductive rights.

The launch will be addressed by Director of the Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA), Mrs Judith van Unen, who will speak in support of the Democrats’ paid maternity leave policy; Sandra Dann from the Working Women’s Centre in South Australia; the Democrats’ lead Senate candidate, Ruth Russell, and Democrats’ Women’s Spokesperson, Senator Natasha Stott Despoja.

When: 10:30am for 11am CST speeches Tomorrow, Monday October 29

Where: Regattas Bistro, Adelaide Convention Centre North Tce, Adelaide