The ‘right’ policy settings will enhance the economic and financial security of women via changes in the way we work in Australia.
BPW Australia has teamed up with the economic Security4Women (eS4W) to survey women on their experiences and expectations on the future of work in Australia.
Part of the background to the results was the disruption to work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has impacted on employment, hours worked, workplace participation, incomes and in many instances, the workplace. COVID-19 also had a significant impact on unpaid work, with unpaid care work a high-profile issue in the survey results.
There were many important work place themes and structural changes in the labour market unfolding before the emergence of COVID-19 and these are also incorporated into the findings and issues as to how the labour market will evolve in future.
In presenting and assessing the findings, we have endeavoured to come up with concrete policy recommendations to deal with the issues raised. These recommendations have been presented to Ministers and & their advisors in Australian Government.
The importance of complete gender pay equality demands decisive policy action to bring about change. Project done by a Federation like Australia or e.g. Germany, Taiwan, Brazil, Nigeria, Canada.
Australia - Region Asia Pacific
Start of Project: March 2021
BPW Topic 4