Firstly, and by way of background here are links to some of my earlier posts on related topics:
Last night the Australian Treasurer, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP presented his Budget speech 2021-22. Nothing has changed, and nothing will change in the near future. Women were handed substantial allocations of money, whilst men and boys essentially got nothing (in terms of dedicated gender-specific grants).
Sure enough, in his lengthy speech Josh mentioned the word ‘women’ 17 times. He mentioned the word ‘men’ once … and that being in condemnation:
“On average women retire with less superannuation than men.“
In addition there was an 80+ page ‘Women’s Budget Statement | Budget 2021-22‘, which was the first one produced since 2013.
According to various commentators the 2021 budget contained the following allocations for women & girls. Here are some excerpts:
“As Morrison seeks to repair his image with women, there is a range of measures on women’s safety, economic security, health and wellbeing totaling $3.4 billion.
This includes $1.7 billion for changes to child care, $351.6 million for women’s health, and $1.1 billion for women’s safety.
“We will help more women break into non-traditional trades, with training support for 5,000 places,” he said
There will be 2,700 places in Indigenous girls academies to help them finish school and enter the workforce.
Other related sources
Women have been at the centre of political debate in the past two years. Will they decide the 2022 election? (10 April 2022) “In focusing so tightly on the male vote, Morrison has neglected women”. Oh please, TV shots of him shaking the hands of factory workers hardly equals “focusing so tightly on the male vote“.
Women’s Budget Statement 2022/23 (29 March 2022)
New research asked government insiders how to fix gender discrimination in Australia – this is what they said (7 March 2022) From the feminist perspective
What Australian women need from the next government, by Lucy Dean (23 February 2022) We need someone to write and publish an article like this for Australian men. And we need it now.
2021 Women’s Budget Statement 2021-labor-womens-budget-statement.pdf (alp.org.au)