Alison Kitchen

Alison Kitchen

National Chairman, KPMG Australia

Articles by Alison Kitchen

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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Business & Economy

Alison Kitchen talks Davos

What struck me most was the number of ‘new voices’ at the table. Young voices, powerful voices of the marginalised and often poorer countries.

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Social Impact

Unleashing our potential: the case for further investment in the child care subsidy

Enduring norms regarding gender and work have proven harmful to the economic welfare of women, and our society as a whole. These norms limit our economic potential and compromise our sense of fairness .

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Social Impact

Alison Kitchen, Australian Chairman responds to Ken Wyatt’s pledge for Indigenous recognition

Yesterday, in a speech to the National Press Club, the Minister for Indigenous Australians, Ken Wyatt committed to, “… develop and bring forward a consensus option for constitutional recognition to…

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