Joint media release: Calls for structural change to budget are building

Calls for structural change to budget are building as women are left behind

Following last Tuesday’s budget announcement, there is a growing consensus that the federal budget needs fundamental change. Seventeen organisations have come together to call for a new approach to budgeting which will bring women’s needs into sharper focus.

WEL has joined a number of women's and community organisations calling for fiscal leadership to address the disproportionate impact this pandemic is having on women and support women leading local responses.

“It’s time for us to join the majority of nations in the OECD and work towards a budget that is truly gender responsive,” said Helen Dalley-Fisher. We need a budget and policy process that makes it possible for policy makers to see and address the needs of women.

Read the joint release.

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