Submission to the inquiry into the adequacy of Newstart

13 September 2019

“The design and delivery of Newstart and income support payments is currently gender blind, even though the global trend is for Governments to incorporate a gender analysis when making budgetary and other decisions Given the critical role played by our welfare system in supporting women’s economic welfare, ERA calls on the Committee to bring a gender lens to its consideration of Newstart Allowance, and to consider the implementation of Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) when setting payment levels and entitlement criteria.”


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