Opinion

Budget highlights government's failure towards women

By Trish Bergin, Kim Rubenstein
October 13 2020 - 5:00pm
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on budget night. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The signs were looking hopeful. Days prior to the October 6 budget, the Treasurer hinted at things to come, that female voices were finally penetrating the male ear. Accounting for the majority of employees in the hospitality, retail, accommodation services sectors, hit hardest by social distancing and lock-down measures caused by the pandemic, the Treasurer appeared to be saying to women that the government understood their needs in the "road to recovery" budget.

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