Women in Australia 2009

The Australian Government has been working hard to improve the lives of Australian women and their families, since taking office in December 2007.

While many women are doing well and enjoy the benefits of the enormous effort over the generations, it is clear that challenges remain.

Women in Australia 2009, the fifth in the series, provides a useful statistical summary of these challenges. This document provides useful information on women’s economic outcomes, education and training, health, housing and leadership.

Women in Australia 2009 reiterates that women spend less time in the paid workforce, are more likely to work fewer hours and more likely to have interrupted career patterns due to caring responsibilities, in comparison to men.

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