DISCUSSION ABOUT BETTER CHOICE FOR WOMEN NEEDED THIS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Today as we mark International Women’s Day, it’s important to remember there’s still a lot to do to allow women to have real choice about their family and their career, Shadow Minister for Women Giulia Jones said today.

“We talk a lot about women’s outcomes, whether they’re in the workplace, in domestic life, in superannuation or in terms of health. There’s still a lot to be achieved to allow women to enjoy the same level of choice about their lives as men do,” Mrs Jones said.

“The practicalities of women’s multifaceted lives need to be welcomed in the workplace. We need to keep having a conversation about making it easier for women to enter work or return to work after having children.

“Likewise, women who prefer to be one hundred percent working at home to raise their family must never be forgotten and should be valued by society for the very important work that they do.

“There’s still a long way to go for women but there are small steps that can be made. It’s all about increasing the ability of women to have more choices in their personal and professional lives,” Mrs Jones concluded.