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Ombudsman calls for free child care beyond June 30 cut-off

- May 29, 2020 2 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has called for the government to continue with free child care beyond the June 30 cutoff, describing it as an essential service. Carnell believes snapping back the service to its pre-COVID offering would severely impact working women and female-led businesses. “Women make up more than… Read more »

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The coronavirus crisis: the value of ‘women’s work’ and how little we pay for it

- April 21, 2020 4 MIN READ

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our lives upside down. Amidst the upheavals, it has laid bare how little we normally pay for “women’s work”. Australia has very low gender equality when it comes to remuneration, ranking 49th on the World Economic Forum Gender Participation and Opportunity Index 2020 that measures workforce participation, remuneration and advancement.… Read more »

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The New Child Care Package: what it means for small business owners 

- March 4, 2018 3 MIN READ

“For all parents trying to start, run or grow their small-medium business, there are several distinct commonalities that unite them all: an infallible work ethic, unwavering dedication and sometimes a sense that there simply isn’t enough time in the day to get things done,” writes the Minister for Education, Simon Birmingham Combined with concerns regarding… Read more »