Responses to 2012 Federal Budget

Does your community organisation have a response to the 2012 Federal Budget? Please email info@equalityrightsalliance.org.au and we'll add it here.

Minister Julie Collins - Women's Budget Statement

Equality Rights Alliance - media release from Tuesday 8 May 2012 - "Budget 2012 fails to support marginalised women"

ACOSS - media release from Tuesday 8 May 2012 - "Robin Hood comes good, except for single parent families"

YWCA Australia - media release from Wednesday 9 May 2012 - "Budget: Spreading the benefits - but not to all"

Article by Marie Coleman for The Canberra Times from Wednesday 9 May 2012 - "Measures impacting women"

Women's Electoral Lobby - media releae from Tuesday 8 May 2012 - "Where does budget leave sole parents and their children?"

Grant Millard, CEO of Anglicare on The Drum 9 May 2012 - "Missed opportunities in Swan's 'battler's budget'"

St Vincent de Paul Society - media release from Tuesday 8 May 2012 - "Vinnies: Surplus on the back of sole parents and the unemployed"

Australians for Affordable Housing - media release from Tuesday 8 May 2012 - "Battler's Budget? Not so far!"

National Council of Single Mothers and their Children - media release from Monday 7 May 2012 - "What if the Government cuts $700 million for sole parents from the 2012 Federal Budget?"

International Women's Development Agency - Gender Equality and the 2012-13 aid budget from 8 June 2012 and The case for gender responsive budgeting in Australia from 7 June 2012

Further Reading 
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National Council of Single Mothers and their Children - Monday 7 May 2012 - 92KB PDF
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Marie Coleman - The Canberra Times - Budget 2012 - 29KB Word

Comments

Women's Budget Statement is now online

Thanks to Liz Snell from Women's Legal Services NSW for attending the official Women's Budget Statement at Jessie Street Library yesterday on behalf of Equality Rights Alliance. You can read Minister Julie Collins' speech here, and the full Women's Budget Statement is here.

Responses to the Federal Budget

We have gathered lots of responses to the Federal Budget and how it impacts on women - check out our media release, and lots more.