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NCWQ issues advisory team investigate and produce a diverse range of reports.

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The NCWQ is actively involved in many areas impacting the life of women.

Our advisers produce reports on matters including Ageing, Arts, Family, Children, Economics, Environment & Health.

The NCWQ actively engages with a cohort of State Advisers, who each research and report on up to date issues across various sectors and topic areas.

Please note: The views and opinions expressed in the individual Advisers reports are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the National Council of Women Queensland.

Current Issue Reports

Arts Report August 2021

NCWQ Arts Report: August 2021

The first WOW! (Women of the World) festival to be held in Cairns FNQ will open with a concert on Friday 6 August 2021. Read more from NCWQ Arts Adviser, Jennifer Ann Davies in the August 2021 Adviser's report.
Release of Australian Endometriosis Guideline

New Endometriosis Guidelines from the RANZCOG

On 27th May 2021 the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology released new Australian clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of endometriosis. NCWQ Members and Supporters are reminded of the call to action to the Qld state government, requesting representation on funding for education of girls in Queensland schools about endometriosis.
Arts Report June - July 2021

NCWQ Arts Report: June 2021

Great Reverence for FOOD has been evident in children’s faerie tales and nursery rhymes! Read more from NCWQ Arts Adviser, Jennifer Ann Davies in the June / July 2021 Adviser's report.
NCWQ Education Report May 2021

NCWQ Education Report: March 2021

By Deslyn Taylor, NCWQ Education Advisor. Much has appeared in the media recently about bullying and particularly about bullying against women. The Queensland Government has recently led a National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence (NDA). This was aimed at “empowering students to feel confident and to be part of the solution to bullying, both online and in the schoolyard”.
NCWQ Environment Report, May 2021

NCWQ Environment Report: May 2021

By Pat Pepper, NCWQ Environmental Adviser. This report focusses on water quality in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). As noted in the Position Statement by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA),  pollutants in land-based run-off are a major threat to water quality of the GBR and particularly inshore marine ecosystems and consequently to the long-term health and resilience of the GBR.  
Habitat Report May 2021

NCWQ Habitat Report: May 2021

In this report, Dr Donnell Davis shares gems from local experience, federal budget & disability standards for housing, resident climate action, findings from the CSW65 conference, UN Secretary General speech on cities for positive transformation, Women’s roles in climate responsive cities (Action Aid), Using lessons from Covid Cities for accelerating action for climate-sensitive-cities and more,
COVID Vaccination in Australia - NCWQ Health Adviser's Report

NCWQ Health Advisor Report: May 2021

COVID Vaccination in Australia by Dr Kathryn Mainstone, NCWQ Medical Adviser. Should I have the AstraZeneca vaccination in Australia? Ultimately, it comes down to risk.
Call to action request - endometriosis - Due 30 June 2021

UPDATED: Please act by 30 June 2021 – NCWQ & QENDO Raising awareness of endometriosis and advocating government to support education funding

UPDATED: NCWQ Call To Action due by 30 June 2021 - We are asking all members, supporters and friends of NCWQ to help us make a difference together. Our aim is to raise awareness of endometriosis and advocate for the State and Federal Governments to form a partnership to support and fund ongoing education for all girls in Queensland. Please write by 30 June 2021.
Arts Report April 2021

NCWQ Arts Report: April 2021

Linguist and philosopher, NOAM CHOMSKY, said that postmodernism is meaningless because it adds nothing to analytical or empirical knowledge. Read more from NCWQ Arts Adviser, Jennifer Ann Davies in the April - May 2021 Adviser's report.

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