Save QLD Working Women's Service after its axing by Campbell Newman
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Bill Shorten

Save QLD Working Women's Service after its axing by Campbell Newman

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      Queensland Working Women's Service

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Campbell Newman's newly formed Queensland Government has announced it will no longer provide funding to the Queensland Working Women's Service (QWWS), despite QWWS being a valuable safety-net for working women for 18 years. This decision will result in the close of QWWS, leaving women in Queensland who are not union members with no one to turn to when they experience unfairness and discrimination at work. Women will no longer have access to this community organisation for information, advice or advocacy when they face unfair dismissal, discrimination or sexual harassment in the workplace. Sign this petition to the federal government to step in and give women back this important safety-net!

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    • Anne Walter MARIETTA, GA
      • about 2 years ago

      I think there is a need for this sort of free service especially for women who are often in a less financially secure position

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    • Floserpida Gomez CALAMVALE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      This is important to me because this is the agency that helped me during the time my employer treated me unfairly. I know this QWWS can continue to help lots of women who will encounter problems and mistreatment by their employers.

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    • Jennifer Sevenhuysen TWO WELLS S.A., AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Women's services across the board are declining, a clear message needs to be sent....these are valid, necessary services that need to be maintained!

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    • Margaret Hughes BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Closing this service down will again marginalise people who do not have the ability to access other services. Newman, these services exist for a reson leave them alone!

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    • Michaela Hynes NUNDAH, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      I support anything that supports people in power less situations. Taking away the funding will take away power from women who need this support.

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