Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Region. UWS wins employer award

The University of Western Sydney has been awarded the 'Employer of Choice for Women' citation for the ninth consecutive year, by the federal government's Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA). The University has received the accolade every year since it was first announced, in 2001, by providing a wide range of programs and policies that support women in the following ways: 20 weeks' paid maternity or adoption leave, flexible work practices such as job sharing, anti-harassment training and a strong commitment to ensuring women are represented on committees.


Sydney Olympic Park. Show under threat

The annual Sydney Royal Easter Show has a rival this year in the form of a smaller, free event at the Entertainment Quarter, at Moore Park, called the Sydney Family Show. It is making an unashamed grab for parents who think the Royal Agricultural Society's show - where family tickets cost almost $95 - has become too expensive, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. The EQ show will be held at the former home of the Royal Easter Show in the first two weeks of next month, coinciding with the show at Olympic Park