The real losers of this year’s Federal Budget? Women.
If there was ever a Federal Budget that should have put women and our economic security at its centre, it was this one.
We know that women have been the hardest hit by Australia’s coronavirus job losses. We know a growing number of women aged 55 and over are experiencing homelessness. We know domestic violence, which disproportionally affects women, has increased significantly during the pandemic.
But behind the big package promises and talk of economic growth, tax cuts, and a fancy new stimulus package aptly named JobMaker, Tuesday night’s budget left many women scratching their heads……….”The government invited experts to brief them on what’s required to improve women’s freedom from domestic and family violence – and they appear to have completely disregarded our advice,” said CEO of Women’s Safety NSW Hayley Foster in a statement to Mamamia.
To read the full article here by Gemma Bath in Mamamia HERE.