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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Media Release: Nationals No Talk and No Action on Decentralisation

The Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee sat in Townsville yesterday to hear evidence about regional public service jobs as part of our inquiry into the move of the APVMA.

We spoke to 13 councils from across Australia, 12 more than Barnaby Joyce spoke to before deciding to move the APVMA and its 150 jobs to his own electorate during a tight election campaign. 

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 20

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Today I chaired a Senate hearing in Townsville that heard evidence about public sector jobs in regional centres.

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O'Toole and McAllister Media Release: Inquiry comes to Townsville to expose empty talk on regional jobs

A Senate hearing in Townsville today will consider cuts to public sector jobs in regional centres. The Senate Inquiry into the Operations and Effectiveness of Government Decisions on the Location of Commonwealth Departments has previously heard that the Turnbull Government wasted millions of taxpayer dollars relocating a government agency from Canberra to Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce’s electorate last year.

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 19

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The Budget - On Tuesday Treasurer Scott Morrison and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull professed to deliver a budget based on fairness. Sadly, there is not much that is fair about this budget. 

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The Budget

Treasurer Scott Morrison and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull professed to deliver a budget based on fairness. Sadly, there is not much that is fair about this budget. 

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