Speech on the Gender Pay Gap

The gender pay gap is a multifaceted problem. It arises from a complex mix of cultural and economic factors, which range from gender segregation in the workplace through the availability of flexible working conditions to outright discrimination.

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Butler and McAllister Media Release: Turnbull Government Weasel Words on 1800RESPECT

Today, the Turnbull Government tabled their response to the 1800RESPECT Senate Inquiry and unsurprisingly they have not made a significant commitment to addressing any of the recommendations.

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 34

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I’m presently leading a Senate inquiry into the digital delivery of government services. It’s a boring title, but a fascinating subject!

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International Women's Day 2018

Let’s use today to reaffirm our commitment to ending gender inequality.

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Setting The Agenda 2018: A National Strategy for Gender Equality

Tanya Plibersek MP today launched Labor's "Setting the Agenda: A National Strategy for Gender Equality". 

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Labor Commits to Reinstate Time Use Survey

Today the Australian Labor Party has committed to reinstating the Time Use Survey which measures women’s unpaid work.

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Mardi Gras 40th Anniversary

The 40th anniversary of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras was a fantastic chance to celebrate how far we’ve come since 1978.

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 33

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This week in Senate Estimates I asked the Australian Public Service Commissioner, John Lloyd, about an email to the IPA he sent commenting on Labor Senator, Penny Wong

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Transcript: Jenny McAllister on Senate Estimates, the Coalition's Secret Agreement and Vetting of Potential Migrants

What we saw were the murky workings of the Coalition on full display. Now the Prime Minister has the power, and exclusively the power, to appoint ministerial staff. Yet it became apparent yesterday that in practice the Prime Minister's office is merely a post box for the asks from the National Party. 

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10th Anniversary of The Apology to The Stolen Generation

It is ten years today since Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered a formal apology to Australia’s First Nations People and the Stolen Generation. 

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