Archives for May 2012

Marie Coleman’s comments on the Federal Budget

Canberra Times 9 May 2012 – Measures impacting women.

This Budget of multiple savings and few outlays not already announced focuses on productivity and work-force attachment, not least for women, including single mothers.

The majority of women with dependent children who are in the work force are working part-time. Many are in ‘feminised’ industries where wages are relatively low, and payment of the compulsory superannuation guarantee often evaded.

These low paid workers will benefit from numerous measures in the 2012-13 Budget.

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Women’s Statement 2012

Achievements and Budget Measures – May 2012

A Statement that affirms the commitment to equality, with a strong focus on increasing women’s participation in the workforce and their economic security.

The Minister for the Status of Women, the Hon Julie Collins MP, has released a summary of the Government’s achievements in supporting working Australians and their families, building a new Australian economy and strengthening our communities – underpinned by key 2012-13 Budget measures.

http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/sa/women/pubs/govtint/budgetpubs/Documents/womens_statement_2012.pdf