2023 NFAW Annual Dinner

Waltzing Matilda: How is Australia faring on gender equality?
Tuesday, 14 November’23
We Need Your Help Like Never Before


We need your help to deliver gender equity for generations of Australian women.

President of NFAW, Jane Madden

Jane Madden, President

Introduction to the 2023 Gender Lens Review

by Jane Madden, President of NFAW

“Over decades, NFAW has been dedicated to promoting and protecting the interests of Australian women, including across intellectual, cultural, political, social, economic, legal, industrial and domestic spheres.

Each year, the Federal Budget is a time to critically assess the extent of government commitment to gender equality. Since 2014, when the Coalition Government ceased the practice of releasing a Women’s Budget Statement, NFAW has done that job.

Labor had committed to implement an annual Women’s Budget Statement to assess the impact of all significant new budget measures on women and to examine how the allocation of public resources affects gender equality. In the 2023-24 Budget, we see that commitment in action, and we are encouraged by the work commencing, especially appreciative of the work of the Women’s Equality Taskforce.

Through these position papers, developed by NFAW’s Social Policy Committee examining the detail of Budget measures of importance to women in Australia, we can see that progress is underway, but scope remains for improved measures for gender equality. “

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