Economics experts from RMIT University say it’s high time for reforms to enable more equitable economic outcomes for Australian women. Data shows that 106,800 Australian women want to work but cannot due to childcare responsibilities, but many more are working part-time despite wishing to reengage full time with their careers. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
Affordable childcare, generous paid parental leave and better pay and conditions in the care sector should all be front and centre of a post-pandemic economic recovery. MARION RAE chatted to Grattan Institute chief executive Danielle Wood about the way forward.