The 2020 Budget and Gender Justice

Professor Margaret Jolly, GI Convenor: "The Australian government budget announced last week, like the various schemes introduced to catalyse an economic recovery from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic has been widely criticised for perpetuating gender injustice. This has been argued vis a vis the specific proposals in the higher education 'job ready package' and more broadly apropos the disproportionate sums dedicated to construction and a 'gas-led' recovery as against the neglect of child care, and economic sectors where women are concentrated in health, education and service delivery. Several commentators on the ABC Insiders program on Sunday 11 October - Laura Tingle, Shayne Wright and Katherine Murphy described it as a 'blokey budget'. We encourage you to pursue some of the most important debates about the gender injustice of the budget through the links below"

Can a Budget shaped by male leaders hope to deliver for the women hit hardest by this recession? - By Annabel Crabb, ABC News.

Child care, domestic violence, science jobs and the unemployed: What do women get in the Federal Budget? - By Georgia Hitch, ABC News.

IMF warns of pandemic’s toll on women after Morrison budget comes under scrutiny - By Paul Karp, The Guardian.

The budget that forgot women - podcast with Gabrielle Jackson and Emma Dawson, The Guardian.

'Blue budget for pink recession': Women 'left out' of budget focused on youth and male industries - By Shane Wright and Katina Curtis, The Sydney Morning Herald. 

'Once they see your grey hair, that's it': How the federal budget ignored women - By Anna Patty, The Sydney Morning Herald. 

That women are the losers in *this* history-making big-spending budget is shameful - By Georgie Dent, Women's Agenda. 

Budget special! What’s in it for women? - podcast with  Shivani Gopal, Georgie Dent and Angela Priestley, Women's Agenda. 

Each budget used to have a gender impact statement. We need it back, especially now - By Rhonda SharpMonica Costa and Siobhan Austen, The Conversation. 

Women were hit hardest by coronavirus job losses and now they're 'left out' of the budget - By Maani Truu, SBS News. 

Only 0.038 per cent: How Australia’s ‘gender-blind’ budget leaves women behind - By Giri Sivaraman and Paloma Cole, The New Daily. 

Triple whammy: ‘Budget overlooked women when they needed it most’ - By Wendy Tuohy, The Age. 

2020 Budget response: Australia fails women in world’s greatest hour of need - ActionAid.

Gender Lens on the Budget 2020-2021 - National Foundation for Australian Women.

The 2020 aid budget and gender: where’s the telescope? - by Alice Ridge and Joanna Pradela, The Devpolicy Blog.








ANU, Beyond ANU

Date posted

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Updated:  7 November 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute