It's the final day of campaigning and guess what? We STILL haven’t heard a huge amount about women’s workforce participation from either party, despite our hopes five weeks ago.
As noted yesterday, childcare’s been one of the few policy areas that’s been given much attention on this, especially via a signature policy announcement from Labor.
Our childcare system is in serious need of reform, but it's not the only measure that matters for female workforce participation and for women more generally.
On Thursday, the Diversity Council of Australia’s released its survey of the major parties regarding their stance on diversity and inclusion – covering areas like women’s workforce participation, domestic violence, equal pay, people with disabilities, carers, indigenous Australians, mature age workers, cultural diversity, LGBTI+ employees and flexible work.