When it comes to economic equality in Australia, the Covid-19 pandemic has turned what was already a gendered gap between women and men into a gaping chasm.
Women have lost more jobs and working hours since March 2020 than men. The economic sectors primarily occupied by women are among the most poorly paid, the most casualised and the most vulnerable to the unique circumstances of the pandemic. Meanwhile, we’re more dependent than ever on women’s care-giving, both paid and unpaid.
At this panel discussion, Leanne Miller, Angela Jackson, Rowan O’Hagan and host Gabrielle Chan, will talk through these intersectional issues and discuss how they impact the daily lives of women.
How have women been coping with the crisis? What have been the flow-on effects in terms of women’s housing security, women’s health and the health and education of children? How have women shown cooperation, creativity and resilience in their handling of the new reality? Who’s falling through the cracks? And could this difficult historical moment bring an opportunity to build a better, more equitable, economy?
This event will have an audience Q&A. You are invited to submit a question when booking or in the YouTube comments section on the night.
Presented in partnership with Women’s Health Goulburn North East.
Leanne Miller is a descendant of the Dhulanyagen Ulupna Clan, Yorta Yorta nation; she is the Executive Director of Koorie Women Mean Business. She is a senior Atlantic Fellow for Social Equity, Melbourne University, and an inaugural member of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria, representing t... Read more
Angela Jackson started her career as an economist at Australia’s Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and has worked across tax, fiscal and social policy. As the then Finance Minister’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Angela worked on the Government’s response to the GFC and major reforms across t... Read more
Dr Rowan O’Hagan is an agricultural scientist and regional economist with extensive research, consulting and governance experience across health, utilities, higher education and agriculture. She holds a PhD in regional economics and her research and consulting interests include capacity building ... Read more
Gabrielle Chan has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She began covering politics in the 1990s for The Australian at the NSW parliament and in the Canberra press gallery. She has worked for Guardian Australia since 2013 in roles including political correspondent and Politics Live blogger. Th... Read more