Yesterday, some of our staff sat in on the Economic S4W Roundtable on ‘What impacts economic and financial security for all women in Australia’.

Wednesday, 19th Feb, 10am-1pm
Held in South Australian Parliament House, North Terrace, Adelaide SA.

This round table focused on The Impact the Cost of Care has on Economic security for All Women living in Australia. Read the white paper on this topic here.

Presenters included:

Stephen Koukoulas, eS4W Economist in Residence
Nijole Naujokas, Member of the Unemployed Workers Union
Assosiate Professor Kris Natalier, Flinders University
Zita Ngor, Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s Legal Service SA
Annette Korzeba, Regional Community Activist.
Terese Edwards, eS4W Management Group member.

Some of the key takeaways from this event:

  • There are 2.65 million unpaid carers, which is approx 11% of the population.
  • 862,000 people are primary carers.
  • 72% of these carers are women.
  • The unpaid care work that is mostly completed by women, saves the government & tax payers huge amounts of money.
  • Carer’s provide 1.9 billion hours of unpaid care work each year.