TANYA PLIBERSEK, LINDA BURNEY & JENNY MCALLISTER - MEDIA RELEASE - AUSTRALIAN WOMEN ARE FALLING BEHIND UNDER THE LIBERALS - WEDNESDAY, 31 MARCH 2021
4.43pm | April 01, 2021
TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY
LINDA BURNEY MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FAMILIES AND SOCIAL SERVICES
SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS
MEMBER FOR BARTON
SENATOR JENNY MCALLISTER
SHADOW CABINET SECRETARY
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER TO THE LABOR LEADER IN THE SENATE
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR COMMUNITIES AND THE PREVENTION OF FAMILY VIOLENCE
SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES
AUSTRALIAN WOMEN ARE FALLING BEHIND UNDER THE LIBERALS
Women continue to fall behind under the Liberals, with Australia slipping 26 places in the World Economic Forum’s gender ranking since 2013.
Australia is now in 50th place worldwide – the worst result ever.
Most alarmingly, Australia’s ranking on economic opportunities for women has fallen nearly 60 places to 70th in the world. Our ranking on women’s health and safety has fallen by 30 places to an appalling 99th in the world.
No wonder Australian women have had a gutful of the treatment they’re getting from Scott Morrison.
Since 2013, the Liberals have cut women’s pay and working conditions. They’ve cut family benefits, childcare, schools, and Medicare. And they’ve tried to make women in crisis drain their own superannuation accounts to be able to escape a violent relationship.
This shows just how badly Scott Morrison is letting Australian women down.
Things must change. Australia should be at the top of the list.
Australian women want action from their government, not just words.
Australian women want real leadership. They are not getting that from Scott Morrison, but they will with Labor.
Women want a government that’s on their side. That’s what Labor will deliver with:
A drive to close the gender pay gap and increase pay for women workers – particularly in caring jobs;
A guaranteed 12% superannuation – and a more secure, dignified retirement for Australian women;
Cheaper childcare for Australian families; and
Ten days of paid leave for women fleeing violence.