Women’s job opportunities key focus of Australia’s job summit

Growing economic productivity, boosting wages and removing barriers to employment are among other topics that will be highlighted.
By: | August 18, 2022

Economic opportunities for women will be a key focus of the Australian government’s upcoming jobs summit happening in Canberra on the first two days in September. The government will also be focusing on growing economic productivity, boosting wages and removing barriers to employment.

Other topics on the agenda include lifting participation in the workforce and delivering a high-quality labour force through skills, training and migration. The government is also inviting attendees to bring ideas to the summit about how to address the challenges outlined.

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“Through the summit and beyond, we are serious about bringing people together from right across the community to find common ground,” said Australia Treasurer Jim Chalmers. “Australians are paying too hefty a price for a decade of division, wasted opportunities and warped priorities.”

Everyone will have an opportunity to provide a submission to the Employment White Paper, which will help map out the future of Australia’s skills and labour, he added.

Outcomes from the summit and subsequent discussions are expected to inform the treasurer’s first budget on October 25, reports Crikey news.