Calls for structural change to budget are building as women are left behind Following last Tuesday’s budget announcement, there is a growing consensus that the federal budget needs fundamental change. Seventeen organisations have come together to call for a new approach to budgeting which will bring women’s needs into sharper focus. “The Minister for Women, […]

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  The second Women’s Economic Security Statement is a positive outcome for women, but the Federal budget lacks the structural changes and analysis that are sorely needed by women struggling under COVID-19, says Equality Rights Alliance. Alongside the Budget handed down on Tuesday, the Minister for Women delivered a Women’s Economic Security Statement Package outlining […]

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“The COVID-19 pandemic is both a public health and an economic crisis, with long-term economic impacts to the Australian population. Women, and particularly young women, are one of the hardest hit demographics due to their overrepresentation in casual work, and in the retail and hospitality sectors. Disasters such as this pandemic have been shown to […]

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“Once upon a time, Australia was the world leader in using its budget to promote gender equality. In 1984, the Federal Government implemented the world’s first gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) initiative. The Women’s Budget Program used the budget to systematically identify opportunities to advance gender equality through expenditures, allocations and taxation. And it was ace.” Project […]

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ERA is pleased to launch Analysing the Gap: Opportunities to improve gender equality in Australia’s public policy processes. Public policy research has established that the outcomes and effects of government policies are gendered and consideration of the gendered effects of policies can be a powerful means to promote gender equality as well as delivering more efficient policymaking. A common technique used […]

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