Senate debates

Monday, 9 August 2021

Questions without Notice

Women's Economic Security

2:41 pm

Photo of Jane HumeJane Hume (Victoria, Liberal Party, Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy) Share this | Hansard source

The Morrison government's economic plan is clearly delivering, and that is especially so for Australian women. In June, the workforce figures highlighted that more women are in the workforce now than ever before. The women's workforce participation rate is the highest ever recorded in Australia, and the number of women employed has also increased to record levels, and that's now at 6.25 million Australian women. What's more, Grameen Australia estimate that this program will create approximately 6,000 new jobs for Australian women just during its first two years alone of operation. This is just one element of this government's women's budget statement, a $3.4 billion package that includes a range of measures designed to remove workforce disincentives for women and increase employment in key industries.


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