Women laws for con­tracts

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

THE Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment will not do busi­ness with com­pa­nies which don’t push gen­der equal­ity in the work­place. Un­der re­forms an­nounced yes­ter­day, busi­nesses will also have to dis­close how many staff are women and how many of them oc­cupy se­nior roles. Sta­tus of Women Min­is­ter Kate El­lis said $ 42 bil­lion in gov­ern­ment con­tracts were at stake. The Op­po­si­tion blasted the move and said busi­nesses in male-dom­i­nated fields would be un­fairly tar­geted. Tony Ab­bott promised to re­peal the law if elected Prime Min­is­ter.

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