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 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.

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

4.30pm | June 07, 2017

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.” 

Women's Organisations on the NSW North Coast

10.00am | June 03, 2017

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. 

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

10.00am | May 31, 2017

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.

Labor's Women's Budget Statement Launch

11.30am | May 10, 2017

Today Labor launched its 2017 Women’s Budget Statement.