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08/03/2023

Women Forge New Paths in Steel Industry

Women are increasingly turning to non-traditional pathways such as steel for careers, drawn by operational and social advances.

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3/8/2023 12:00:00 AM

08/03/2023

Getting women on the tools on International Women's Day

Getting more women into well-paid work, and keeping them there, is one of the biggest economic and social challenges facing this country.

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3/8/2023 12:00:00 AM

07/03/2023

International Women's Day 2023: Highlighting women in construction

This International Women's Day, we’re highlighting the progress so far, and programs available to women within the Queensland construction industry.

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3/7/2023 12:00:00 AM

06/03/2023

TAFE Queensland is passionate about encouraging and empowering more girls and women to consider purs

Women seeking broader job opportunities, stable employment and hands-on careers are taking up apprenticeships and helping to fill a number of skills shortages.

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3/6/2023 12:00:00 AM

02/09/2022

As the National Skills Summit shines a light on key industries’ workforce needs, the new ACT public

As the National Skills Summit shines a light on key industries’ workforce needs, the new ACT public schools’ Understanding Building and Construction Pilot Program (UBCPP) is encouraging female high school students to consider a career in construction

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9/2/2022 12:00:00 AM

01/09/2022

Australia's economy grew strongly in the three months to June, but it was business owners who benefi

Australia's economy grew strongly in the three months to June, but it was business owners who benefited more than workers.

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9/1/2022 12:00:00 AM

23/08/2022

COVID-19 pandemic fallout worse for women

Researchers from The University of Queensland have found the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia has had a greater financial and psychological impact on women than men.

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8/23/2022 12:00:00 AM

12/08/2022

TWA joint initiative to raise awareness for women on tools

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) has released a strategic plan to increase women working in construction to 25 per cent by 2025.

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8/12/2022 12:00:00 AM

11/08/2022

Talking numbers and targets – why is 25 percent by 2025 a goal we need to strive for

In this edition of The Conversation Hour Richelle Hunt and co-host Jonathon Kendall delve into how to get more women working in construction. They look at what have been the barriers and what needs to happen to attract more women to the industry.

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8/11/2022 12:00:00 AM

08/08/2022

NAWIC celebrates Gender on the Tender

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) has applauded the announcements made by the Victorian, Western Australian and ACT Governments to include gender equality as part of their procurement policies.

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8/8/2022 12:00:00 AM

21/07/2022

Experience in the industry and creating programs of change with NAWIC Member Dominique Gill of Urban

When project manager Ashleigh Kopac joined the male-dominated construction industry six years ago, it didn't take long to experience sexism on the job.

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7/21/2022 12:00:00 AM

20/07/2022

Calling out the numbers, NAWIC detail why women only make-up 13% of the construction industry and wh

Women are increasingly turning to non-traditional pathways such as steel for careers, drawn by operational and social advances.

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7/20/2022 12:00:00 AM

13/07/2022

Celebrating the success of QLD trades program

First Nations women in northern Queensland are helping flip the script on traditionally male dominated fields, opting for careers in hands-on industries and obtaining the qualifications along the way.

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7/13/2022 12:00:00 AM

08/07/2022

Still work to be done in Childcare

Election promises on childcare are still falling short of adequately supporting women’s participation in the building and construction industry.

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7/8/2022 12:00:00 AM

07/07/2022

NAWIC calls for affordable childcare and flexible working conditions to better retain women in const

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) has called on governments around the country to prioritise childcare to support working women.

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7/7/2022 12:00:00 AM