COVID-19 and Women's Employment

Today Abigail asked what the NSW Government is doing to ensure that women – whose industries have been disproportionally affected by the onset of COVID-19 – have access to secure, well-paid employment.

Ms ABIGAIL BOYD (12:27:42): My question is directed to the Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women. Recognising that women have experienced a disproportionate loss of participation in the workforce during the COVID-19 crisis and with research suggesting that the pandemic's disproportionate economic toll on women could create a larger gender wage gap during and immediately after the downturn, what is the Government doing to invest in jobs-intensive, women-dominated industries like health care, aged care and education as a vehicle for post-COVID recovery?

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