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.
The need to increase productivity faster is perhaps the greatest of all the challenges examined in the report
As the economy rebounds from the setbacks of 2020, the government has had to navigate a path with an eye to both immediate needs and the longer term.
The prospects of a historic and wide-ranging global tax agreement in the middle of this year has been significantly enhanced by the position adopted by the Biden administration.
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.
The 2020-21 Victorian Budget sees the government investing further in lifting the economy out of recession.
There are some sobering figures here, but there is also much to be positive about.
The OECD has released important information on its work to find international consensus on how to deal with the tax challenges of the digitalisation of the economy.1