Opinion

What women need during the time of coronavirus

Jenna Price
By Jenna Price
Updated July 1 2021 - 4:03pm, first published April 2 2020 - 5:18am
Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Education Minister Dan Tehan, and Attorney-General Christian Porter walk out for a press conference on Thursday. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

At 10.30am on Thursday, Australian women asked the federal government to fund childcare for all essential workers for the duration of the pandemic. By 1pm, at a press conference fronted by the Prime Minister, the Attorney-General Christian Porter and the Minister for Education Dan Tehan, the deal was done.

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Jenna Price

Jenna Price is a Canberra Times columnist and a visiting fellow at the Australian National University.