Equality for Women

Every day I am reminded that Australian women have so much to contribute, and that our workplaces and communities do not always recognise and support this. There is much to do to fight family violence and address structural unfairness in the workforce. My goal is that Australian women and girls, those already in the workforce, the carers, and the elderly, live with equality, dignity and safety.

Speech to Women in National Security Conference

9.15am | October 26, 2018

Since its creation in 2009, the National Security College has acted as nexus between academic thinking and government activity. I think that over the coming years, the National Security College will be seen as one of the more important innovations of the last government. It represents a significant intellectual investment in our policy capacity.

Speech to the National Council of Women Australia Triennial Conference

8.20am | October 22, 2018

Thanks for inviting me to speak to you all today. I acknowledge the significant contribution of the National Council of Women, Australia in promoting issues important to the lives of Australian women, since its establishment in 1931.

Media Release: Government Fails to Take Action on Pay Equity

12.45pm | July 17, 2018

Documents tabled out of session in the Senate yesterday reveal that five years after coming to office, this Government still has no real plan to close the gender pay gap. Last year, the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee handed down its report into gender segregation in the workplace and its impact on women’s economic equality.

Superannuation at NSW Labor Conference 2018

4.30pm | July 01, 2018

Today I moved at the NSW Labor annual conference that the next Labor Government take concrete and specific actions to improve women’s economic security in retirement.

Speech on the Gender Pay Gap

11.40am | March 19, 2018

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.

International Women's Day 2018

12.30pm | March 08, 2018

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

Setting The Agenda 2018: A National Strategy for Gender Equality

12.48pm | March 07, 2018

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

Labor Commits to Reinstate Time Use Survey

1.00pm | March 06, 2018

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

Speech on Early Childhood Educators

7.50pm | February 06, 2018

Early childhood educators perform some of the most valuable work in our society for less than half the average Australian wage. Anyone who has had a child attend child care knows the importance of a good teacher and how central they are to a child's life.

Address to Diversity Council Australia on Glass Walls

11.00am | August 21, 2017

I’d like to start off by thanking the Diversity Council Australia for the opportunity to be here today.I’d like to acknowledge the importance of the work that you do in developing the ideas, information and strategies to increase workplace diversity & inclusion.