Australia: ‘Untapped resource’: PM says equality for women will be centre of budget

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'Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says equality for women will be “at the centre” of the October 25 budget, announcing an eight-week increase to the Commonwealth’s parental leave scheme to deliver parents a total of six months’ paid leave.

Albanese called on more companies to increase their paid parental leave schemes, saying the Commonwealth’s scheme was a “baseline” and the private sector should still do more.

“Equality for women is at the heart of our vision for a fair go at work,” Albanese said in his speech to Labor members.

“And equality for women will be at the centre of our first budget in a fortnight’s time.

“The full and equal and respectful participation of women in our economy is our nation’s greatest untapped resource.”'

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