Each budget used to have a gender impact statement. We need it back, especially now

Tue, 6 Oct 2020 04:39:22 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"COVID-19 has left women, more than men, economically disadvantaged
through unemployment, underemployment, lowered incomes, less secure
work, greater household and family demands, and increased risk of
domestic violence.

But you’re unlikely to read about it in next week’s budget.

Instead you’re likely to read about new (male dominated) construction
projects and more work in the electricity and gas industries. And tax
cuts, which predominantly benefit higher earners and so are of less use
to females.

Once, the gender impacts of the budget would have been apparent.

Until the first Abbott-Hockey budget in 2014, a statement of budget
measures that disproportionately affect women was published at budget time."

        *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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