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Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993



Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993

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Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Marshall Perron


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FAMILY, YOUTH AND CHILDREN T he N orthern T erritory G overnm ent is com m itted to the p reserva tion of th e fam ily an d prom otes an environm ent in w hich the co n trib u tio n s of w om en to fam ily life are valued. It recognises the roles of w om en in the family, in w ork ou tside the hom e an d a s carers. The N orthern T erritory a s a m em ber S ta te of A ustra lia h a s ratified the In te rn a tio n a l L abour O rgan isation C onvention 156 - W orkers w ith Fam ily R esponsibilities. To d em o n stra te its com m itm ent the G overnm ent h a s in itia ted policies an d p rogram s w hich will benefit w om en w ith family responsib ilities in th e a re a s of fam ily support, flexible w orking a rran g em en ts in public sec to r em ploym ent, child care services an d h ea lth program s. It h a s also in troduced legislation recognising the righ ts of w om en in de facto re la tionsh ip s. Som e of these issu es su c h as public sec to r em ploym ent an d h ea lth program s are dealt w ith com prehensively in sep ara te sections. In te rn a tio n a l Y ea r o f th e F am ily The U nited N ations h a s declared th a t 1994 will be the In te rn a tio n a l Year of the Fam ily (IYF). IYF p resen ts a n im p o rtan t o ppo rtun ity to focus on an d im prove family life in A ustralia an d the Territory. A p rog ram director h a s been appoin ted for IYF and the key objectives of the T errito ry 's Year of the Fam ily are being finalised. The D epartm en t of H ealth and C om m unity Services will seek the involvem ent of in te res ted p e rso n s an d com m unity g roups in the p lanning , developm ent, celeb ra tion an d im plem enta tion of IYF.