Women left behind by a budget that does little to redress inequality

Once upon a time, there was a Women’s Budget Statement, started under Bob Hawke in 1983 but stopped in 2013. Were it still extant, it would have little to say.

Despite some puffery, the 2016 budget has done very little to remedy women’s structural disadvantages that derive from gender inequities. These arise when women earn less for full-time work (17%), do fewer paid hours, and do more of the unpaid care of others.

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Ged Kearney's thoughts on the 'female vote'

Over the course of my life as a working woman I've watched many self-conscious attempts by conservative governments to appeal to the ‘female vote’, but I've noted that very rarely do conservative governments make their pitch to the nation one that pays much attention to the specific needs of women...

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The Nauru Files: An Overview

It is hard to believe that 15 years have passed since the Tampa rescued nearly 450 asylum seekers in distress at sea. The infamous tragedy, now commonly refered to as the Tampa 'affair', brought to light the gross prejudice and inhumanity with which policy sought to deal with asylum seekers. 

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