Alison Kitchen

Alison Kitchen

National Chairman, KPMG Australia

Articles by Alison Kitchen

Government & Public Sector

Workforce time out detrimental to women’s financial security: childcare support redresses the balance

Time taken out of the workforce can be significantly detrimental to women’s finances and security in retirement and extra childcare support is an excellent way of redressing that balance.

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Business & Economy

Business leaders and policymakers must choose between complacency and courage

We can slip into complacency with our economic bounce-back, or we can reflect on how we overcame ideology during COVID and acted decisively and with agility and apply that approach to shape a prosperous future.

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Social Impact

What happens next? with Bernard Salt. Boosting economic prosperity through increased gender equality

Closing the gender pay gap and strengthening childcare policies to encourage equal sharing of care are just some of the initiatives that have gained ground across the Australian business landscape, but despite the progress more can be done.

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People & Community

KPMG response to government childcare announcement

KPMG is particularly pleased to note the government’s announcement stresses the fact that the additional costs of the plan will over time be outweighed by the economic activity generated.

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Government & Public Sector

A paid parental leave system based on gender equity principles

Moving away from the old ‘primary carer/secondary carer’ model of Paid Parental Leave (PPL) and to a system based on gender equity principles should be an aim of policymakers, moving forward.

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People & Community

On International Women’s Day choose your challenge

The growing voices of women and men around the country calling into question structures, systems and cultures that discriminate will accelerate our gender equality journey.  How will you use your voice to challenge this IWD? 

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Government & Public Sector

Increasing childcare affordability would boost economy and society

Australia needs a rebound in economic activity, and productivity gains to bring us out of the recession and a major impediment to driving our economy is unequal gender workforce participation.

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Social Impact

How to retain the trust earned during the pandemic

How do we rebuild trust? It’s a question that’s been exercising our leading business minds in recent times. Few, however, would have anticipated the answer could be ‘through a global pandemic.’

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People & Community

Diverse voices: not only better for women but better for all

Recently I attended a boardroom lunch – not an uncommon occurrence in corporate life. As I entered the room I joked about attendees missing the memo on diversity. My comment…

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