Straight from the Senate - Issue 23

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Yesterday Labor Leader Bill Shorten MP wrote to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull offering bipartisan support for building Australia’s clean energy future.

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Media Release: Girls Just Wanna Have ... A Plan For Pay Equity

A Senate Committee is calling for a target to close the gender pay gap. Chair of the Committee Senator Jenny McAllister said “It is time to do more than just measure the gender pay gap. It is time to take action.” 

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 22

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This week Senate Estimates provided further confirmation that the Government has made no attempt to analyse how their budget impacts Australian women.

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Women's Organisations on the NSW North Coast

Senator Jenny McAllister met with women's organisation on the NSW North Coast to talk about the practical steps we can take to close the gender pay gap. 

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Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre

Senator Jenny McAllister met with the Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre.

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Don't know, don't care. The Government's approach to women in the Budget.

Men and women lead very different lives. Most working men are full time. Most working women are part time. Women live longer. They spend differently. They have different investment preferences. And importantly, most women earn significantly less than most men, and they possess substantially less wealth.

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 21

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This week the National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) released their analysis on the impact the recent budget will have on women.

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Husic and McAllister Media Release: NAPLAN online left to fail by DTA

The Turnbull Government’s crack digital team has confirmed they didn’t lift a finger to fix the NAPLAN online failure.

All Australian states and territories pulled out of NAPLAN online in April, blaming technical glitches and failures – meanwhile the Turnbull Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) didn’t try to help get the project back on track.

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Transcript: Jenny McAllister on Estimates, Women's Budget Statement and the Stolen Generations

For some years, I have been asking officials in the (inaudible) agencies of government how they are approaching the challenges that are faced by Australian women, and on every occasion the answer has been extremely disappointing. Which is to say that this government has abandoned any pretence at all at serious examination of the different impacts of their economic decisions on women. 

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Plibersek and McAllister Media Release: Malcolm Turnbull Cuts Funding For Schools in Bennelong

Speaking in the Parliament today, Liberal MP John Alexander was caught out trying to hide the cuts Malcolm Turnbull has made to schools in Bennelong.

Official data from the NSW Government shows schools mentioned by Mr Alexander will lose funding because of Malcolm Turnbull’s cuts.

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