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WLANSW statement on the Federal Government’s response to Respect@Work report and 2020-21 Federal Budget

On 8 October, the Federal Government released its 2020 Women’s Economic Security Statement, which sets out five priorities:

  1. To repair and rebuild women’s workforce participation and further close the gender pay gap
  2. To give greater choice and flexibility for families to manage work and care
  3. To support women as leaders and positive role models
  4. To respond to the diverse needs of women
  5. To support women to be safe at work and home.

Priority 5 includes the Government’s preliminary response to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s landmark Respect@Work report, which was released in early 2020.