Monthly Archives: March 2015

NZ hits all low in international gender diversity survey

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 2:53 pm Press Release: Decipher Group WOMEN have long been underrepresented in New Zealand’s top tier of business, and according to the latest international research, it’s only getting worse. Grant Thornton’s 2015 International Business Report, Women … Continue reading

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TELL THE GOVERNMENT: NO FOREIGN INVESTOR RIGHTS TO SUE NZ!

On 7 March 10,000 Kiwis marched in 23 cities and towns around the country sending a strong message to the government saying #TPPANoDeal (Media coverage of the day is at the bottom of this bulletin). We now have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Jane Kelsey: Leaked TPPA text has all the dangers Govt promised to negotiate away

9:30 AM Friday Mar 27, 2015 Whangarei residents make known their opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Photo / NZME. Yesterday Wikileaks posted a near-ready investment chapter of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) dated January 20. It shows … Continue reading

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Sweden’s feminist foreign minister has dared to tell the truth about Saudi Arabia. What happens now concerns us all

Margot Wallström’s principled stand deserves wide support. Betrayal seems more likely 28 March 2015   Nick Cohen  If the cries of ‘Je suis Charlie’ were sincere, the western world would be convulsed with worry and anger about the Wallström affair. It … Continue reading

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Women in business: the path to leadership

  Francesca Lagerberg 05 Mar 2015 Why do so few women make it to the top of the business world? And what can we do about it? These are the key questions considered by our 2015 women in business report which … Continue reading

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NZ leads Lancet call for trade deal transparency and health check

Friday, 13 February 2015 New Zealand and Australian health advocates are leading an international call for public release and wide discussion of the text of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Their call in leading international medical journal The Lancet, … Continue reading

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Latest gender equality research

United States: Women should embrace the B’s in college to make more later By focusing so much on grades, women might be limiting their earning and learning potential. A study found that the likelihood a woman would major in fields … Continue reading

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Maternity leave boost welcomed

Last updated 05:00, March 17 2015 A flood of supportive messages has been the “overwhelming” response to news that Vodafone will increase the amount of fully paid maternity leave it offers. “I didn’t expect it to be latched on to … Continue reading

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Older workers ‘least used’ option: report

CATHERINE HARRIS Last updated 13:47, March 16 2015 Workplaces are somewhat two-faced when it comes to older workers, a new report says. One of the most common ways of dealing with skills shortages was to encourage existing older workers to … Continue reading

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Latest gender equality research

New research, released on the eve of International Women’s Day, finds that nine in ten Australian women have experienced street harassment and modify their behaviour in response. Actions women are taking for their personal safety include everything from crossing the … Continue reading

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