COVID-19 highlights the risks to gender equality in Australia

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Abstract

On 15 October 2020, UWA PPI, together with Anglicare WA, had the pleasure of hosting an online event entitled ‘Quick fixes or here to stay? The COVID-19 overhaul of Australia’s social safety net’. A rich discussion with expert panellists from the non-profit sector, government and academia, the event took stock of how the government’s COVID-19 measures have reshaped its social policies and what their long-term implications might be. Read below from one of our speakers, Alison Preston, who underscores the particularly vulnerable position of women within the current economic climate and how the pandemic has increased the risk of further widening the gender gap within Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationUWA News
PublisherUniversity of Western Australa
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2020

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