Senate debates

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Questions without Notice


2:20 pm

Photo of Mathias CormannMathias Cormann (WA, Liberal Party, Vice-President of the Executive Council) Share this | Hansard source

Of course women matter. They matter very much. Under our government, under the first six years of the Liberal-National government, we had the highest workforce participation of women ever on record. The gender pay gap was the lowest ever on record here in Australia, after six years of a coalition, a Liberal-National government.

Of course, women and young people have been particularly hard hit by the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but women and young people have also, proportionately, been the biggest beneficiaries of the recovery getting underway. Our plan to get Australia out of this COVID recession, our plan to maximise the strength of our recovery, our economic and jobs recovery, is very much going to be beneficial to all Australians and, in particular, women and young people around Australia. They will proportionately benefit the most from the strong recovery that our government is working on.


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