Ferguson delivers embarrassing glossy brochure instead of genuine Gender Budget

Tasmanian Labor

Michael
Ferguson has fundamentally failed to understand the purpose of a genuine Gender
Budget, delivering a light-on-detail glossy brochure.

The
purpose of a genuine Gender Budget is to create a fiscal tool to drive economic
and social equality and identify structural inequalities for women – something
the Rockliff-Ferguson Government has embarrassingly failed to grasp.

What
the government has delivered today at its first attempt is a glossy document
which has been compiled via a tokenistic word search of the budget papers for
every reference to women, men and gender.

The government has failed to provide a gender lens to its budget or any quality analysis of the outcomes for women and gender diverse Tasmanians. Instead has provided a shameful, token effort to cover off on a promise they clearly have neither understood or taken seriously.

Michelle O’Byrne MP

Shadow Minister for Women

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