Eva Cox | Macho economics still rules the agenda

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With a female PM, governor general and three female premiers many say that women have reached equality in Australia.  Yet consistently feminine social values are undervalued and overshadowed in government by trade and economics. How far have we come on this centenary of International Women’s Day? And why has feminism become a dirty word for some?

Eva Cox argues that we need to re-evaluate the importance of social policy and put a healthy society in front of a growing economy. See her article for The Age here.

One Response to “Eva Cox | Macho economics still rules the agenda”

  1. Phil Ryan

    In order to “re-evaluate the importance of social policy and put a healthy society in front of a growing economy” we need to establish a mechanism that enshrines the right of ALL individuals to a clean and healthy environment and equal representation and opportunity.

    A “Bill of Rights” may be the only thing strong enough to counter the disproportionate influence that cashed up corporations have at their service: not only billions of dollars worth of lawyers, public relations and industry lobby groups, but also the influence that decades of graft and corruption has entrenched into a system that squeezes every drop it can from the people to provide million dollar salaries to reward those who serve it.

    While commercial media remains the conduit between the people and the government we don’t have a prayer!

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