One thing women have learnt is that the system can not be trusted to deliver fair pay and equal remuneration for women. Women earn 18.2 per cent less than men and have less than half the Superannuation savings. The Daily Life’s Jenna Price has written a fantastic article on the Microsoft CEO ‘s gender foot in mouth moment .
Plan Australia recently interviewed 1000 Australian girls and young women ranging from age 14 – 25 the results were disturbing. More than 30% of those interviewed believed it would be easier to achieve their ideal career role if they were male. Read more about Plan Australia’s research and its finding on how attitude towards gender effects young women’s career choices and careers .
The budget is still being debated in parliament much has happened much is yet to happen.
When this article from the Age was sent to A Fair Deal for Women this week apart from the link the email contained one word ‘ Disgraceful’. A Fair Deal for Women can’t disagree with that assessment but you be the judge. Love to hear what you think about the impact of this budget on women.
‘Research by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) and AMP says mothers on minimum wage may only keep a fraction of their earnings, with some effectively working for just $3.50 an hour.’
Whilst paying for child care is the responsibility of both parents as a result of the gender pay gap and societal expectations of women taking on caring roles it is often the women who doesn’t return to work if child care is considered too expensive. This has a negative impact on the women’s life long earning capacity and ability to maintain a successful and fulfilling career. Both factors that see women more vulnerable to poverty.
To read more about this issue click links below
ABC News article: ‘Parents losing up to 60pc of income when they return to work as child care costs soar ‘ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-22/parents-losing-up-to-60pc-of-income-after-returning-to-work/5541598
Women’s Agenda: Should mum or dad pay for childcare? http://www.womensagenda.com.au/talking-about/editor-s-agenda/should-mum-or-dad-pay-for-childcare/201406224207#.U6-rr_mSxpF
A domestic violence support service in Tasmania is bracing for an increase in women seeking help due to federal budget cuts to family support payments.
Interested in learning more click link to full story by Lauren Day ABC News
The National Foundation for Australian Women has applied the gender lens to the 2014 Australian budget. Click link to read how women are going to be affected.