19 Jun 2020 4:14 PM | Jean Murray (Administrator)

Gender pay gaps, segregated workforces, long commutes, expensive childcare and a lack of empathy and support for remote and flexible working: do we really want to return to normal? BPW Australia signed onto GenVic's statement: Gender Equity and Women's Organisations unite on Covid19 Disaster

The Snap Forward Feminist Policy Network at Canberra University has submitted a long and comprehensive submission to the Senate Select Committee Inquiry on COVID-19 which is inquiring into the Australian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In brief - gender equality must be central to recovery efforts: our economic recovery depends on it. The closing date for submissions was 28 May 2020 and the committee is to present its final report by 30 June 2022.

The Snap Forward Feminist Policy Network is convened by the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation at the University of Canberra. It represents a collaboration of academics and researchers from the University of Canberra, the Australian National University, University of Sydney, and the University of Melbourne, in conjunction with a national network of women advocates, policy consultants and gender equality organisations. This submission has been endorsed by over 30 prominent individuals/and or organisations that are listed at the end of the submission.

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