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The response to the ‘Women’s Budget’ – This week on Q+A

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With the economy showing strong signs of recovery, the government is focusing on jobs and talking up its spending on aged care, infrastructure and childcare. 

It’s being touted as a “women’s budget”, but will the measures, including more funding for domestic violence prevention and women’s health, be enough to stave off the effects of the so-called “pink recession”? 

And will the Government’s cash splash safeguard the economy from the threat of more lockdowns and extended border closures? 

This week on Q+A (image- ABC)
This week on Q+A (image- ABC)

On the Panel this week:

Jane Hume

Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy

Jane Hume was first elected to the Senate in 2016, and was appointed to the Morrison Government Ministry in 2019.

Jim Chalmers

Shadow Treasurer

Jim Chalmers, as Shadow Treasurer, is tasked with taking the fight on economic management to the Government and formulating the economic policies that Labor will take to the next election.

Larissa Waters

Greens Senator 

Larissa Waters is the Greens Senator for Queensland, co-deputy leader of the party and leader of the party’s Senate team.

Jacqui Lambie

Independent Senator

Independent Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie is one of the parliament’s most recognisable and charismatic figures.

Helen Haines

Independent Member for Indi

Helen Haines was elected as the MP for the seat of Indi in May 2019, becoming the first Independent federal parliamentarian to succeed another in the same electorate since Federation in 1901.

Q+A is live from Canberra on Thursday, May 13 at 8.30pm AEST on ABC.

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