Submission to the inquiry into the Australian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

28 May 2020

“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 over representation in casual work, and in the retail and hospitality sectors. Disasters such as this pandemic have been shown to amplify and reinforce traditional gender roles, with negative effects for women, girls and gender diverse people.”


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