Monday, November 29, 2004

woman + government = mother. Is that the only answer?

"From Tuesday 26 October 2004 when the Fourth Howard Ministry was sworn in, the functions of the Office of the Status of Women transferred to the Department of Family and Community Services. These changes will be reflected in templates and official documents as soon as possible. Please bear with us in the interim."
"[...] the Honourable Senator Kay Patterson MP's title changed from the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Status of Women to the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Women's Issues. Also, the functions of the Office of the Status of Women transferred to the Department of Family and Community Services, and the Office's name is now Office for Women. These changes will be reflected in templates and official documents as soon as possible."
This is what you see when you go to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Office of the Status of Women website.
"The (Family and Community Services) Department will now also be responsible for gender issues and the Office of Status of Women will move to FaCS from The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C)"
This is what you find when you look for Office of the Status of Women data over at Family and Community Services.

I postulated this in an earlier post and am devastated to find that women have lost 'status' so soon!

I have to go now.
There are bras to burn!

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