/ 24 October 2023

Women’s work is never done


A high-powered task force advising the Albanese Government has recommended that parents get 52 weeks’ parental leave – paid at full salary. Families earning up to ​​$350,000 a year can get 20 weeks paid parental leave at the minimum wage rate, but the Women’s Economic Equality Taskforce reckons that’s burdening women and setting them up for a life of reduced income and opportunities. Its report says a 25-year-old woman with one child will earn $2 million less in her lifetime than a man – noting the total cost of women not fully participating in the economy is an eye-popping $128 billion a year. The task force also found about a third of men don’t believe there’s gender inequality. Speaking of some interesting approaches… A Senate committee heard yesterday that male graduates of the Infrastructure Department were caught circulating a list ranking the attractiveness of female colleagues. Now, why have they had a few retention issues?

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