Markets & Justice

Markets & Justice
Freely operating markets yield a just outcome?

White Australia Has A Black History

White Australia Has A Black History

Thursday, 30 October 2014

The World Economic Forum - Global Gender Gap Report 2014


AUSTRALIA RANKS 24TH
AND TAKE A LOOK AT WHO COMES AHEAD OF US!

Heading the list are the Scandinavian countries!
What a surprise (not)!
How some of us long to be like them in all sorts of social policy areas!

But - shame Australia shame -
those ahead of us include
Nicaragua - Rwanda - Burundi - Ecuador - Bulgaria

If I had my way,
I'd abolish or radically reform the

Some women have benefitted over the past three decades.
Predominantly, these have been university educated and/or
middle-class women who have worked in the public sector.

Working class women working on the factory floor or in the unskilled and semi-skilled areas of the service economy have not made great advances. The old "industrial relations club" had a handle on the tradeable goods sector - but had/have nary a clue about the service industries where women and young people are employed.

Discrimination is difficult to prove.  Penalties are of the feather duster variety.  The act has been around for thirty years and yet there are employers who act as though they have never heard of it.  A jail sentence or three could sort that out very quickly!