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Women

AppointWomen

A register that gives women an opportunity to be considered for appointment to a variety of Australian Government boards and other decision making bodies. It is managed by the Australian Government Office for Women.

Department of Social Services

Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault (ACSSA)

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.

Australian Institute of Family Studies

Australian Government Boards

Provides information on Australian Government board membership, vacancies and the Australian Government’s policies to promote board diversity. Gives guidance for those interested in being a member of an Australian Government board and allows applicants to express an interest in advertised board vacancies.

Department of Finance

Australian RIRDC Rural Women's Award

The Award recognises women's vital contribution to rural Australia and encourages them to have a greater participation in its decision making.

Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

BoardLinks

Improves women's opportunities to gain their first board appointment. The BoardLinks network forms connections between the Australian Government and women seeking board positions.

Department of Finance

Breast Implant Information

Information for patients, treating doctors and diagnostic imaging providers regarding Poly Implant Protheses (PIP) breast implants. 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.

Department of Health

Breast prostheses reimbursement program

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.

Department of Human Services

Breastfeeding helpline

Available 7 days a week on 1800 686 268, it is staffed by trained, volunteer counsellors who answer calls on a roster system.

Australian Breastfeeding Association

Family Relationship Advice Line

The Family Relationship Advice Line 1800 050 321 is a national telephone service established to assist families affected by relationship or separation issues.

Department of Social Services

Family Relationship Centres

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.

Attorney-General's Department

Family Relationships Online

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.

Attorney-General's Department

National cervical screening program

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.

Department of Health

Office for Women (OfW)

Advises and supports the delivery of policies that will provide positive benefits for women and all Australians. The Office for Women consults across government and with a wide range of stakeholders – business, academic and civil society organisations – to address priorities and deliver better outcomes for women.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Pap test register

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.

Department of Health

Pelvic Floor First

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android - Workouts allows people of all fitness levels and pelvic floor function to undertake pelvic floor safe exercises that protect their pelvic floor muscles.

Department of Health

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby

Provides a free phone 1800 882 436* and online service providing information, advice and support through pregnancy, childbirth and the first year of parenthood. Browse the website for information or call the helpline and speak with a qualified counsellor.
* Calls from landlines are free, mobile charges may apply.

healthdirect Australia

Reducing violence

Programs and services to help reduce violence against women and their children.

Department of Social Services

Separated parents

Provides information and links to child support, support services for families and other resources to help families going through separation.

Department of Human Services

Women in Global Business

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.

Australian Trade Commission

Women's health

Links to information on women's health issues such as menopause, osteoporosis, pregnancy, sexual health, breastfeeding and breast diseases, and gynaecological problems. Healthdirect provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.

healthdirect Australia

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.

Australian Human Rights Commission

Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA)

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.

Workplace Gender Equality Agency

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