BAILLIEU GOVERNMENT FAILS VICTORIAN WOMEN

Posted on 08. Mar, 2012 in News

The Baillieu Government has been given an ‘F’ for its neglect for Victorian women by the Labor Opposition on International Women’s Day.

Shadow Minister for Women Danielle Green released the International Women’s Day Report Card, which graded the Baillieu Government’s progress on issues affecting Victorian women.

“Premier Ted Baillieu says he cares about women’s issues but this report card demonstrates he has done nothing to support Victorian women,” Ms Green said.

“Mr Baillieu’s performance has been lacklustre and on International Women’s Day these failures deserve to be highlighted.

“Mr Baillieu promised women he would honour the outcome of the pay equity test case, but since that landmark ruling, he has failed to back this up with action.

“One of the first actions of Mr Baillieu’s Government was to abandon targets set by Labor to support the appointment of women to Government boards.

“The issues that women face everyday are too important for them not be Mr Baillieu’s top priorities.”

Ms Green said the report card outlined how the Baillieu Government had failed to make the grade in the following areas: • Pay equity; • Community services: • Health and health services; • Wages, jobs and employment ; • Pay and conditions for overwhelmingly female professions of teachers, nurses and midwives; • Childcare; and • Safety and family violence.

“Mr Baillieu and his Government are winding back the clock for Victorian women,” Ms Green said.

“After 16 months Victorian women have every right to feel disappointed by this Government which promised so much but has delivered precious little.”

For more information on the report card, visit www.danielandrews.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/IWD-Report-Card.pdf

 

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