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.