Watch: Parliamentary Forum footage

Paying the Price sought to prompt debate about the measures that should be adopted to ensure Australian women enjoy a more secure older age. Watch footage of the individual guest speakers.

Watch: Parliamentary Forum footage

Watch: Parliamentary Forum footage

Released: 01-Jul-2014

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Watch the speakers’ presentations and the dynamic panel discussion from COTA NSW’s Parliamentary Forum held on 27 May 2014.

PARLIAMENTARY FORUM - 27 MAY, 2014

Paying the Price: Women, Work and Care

On Tuesday 27 May 2014, COTA NSW held a Parliamentary Forum to explore the financial challenges that women face as they age.

Over their lifetimes, women often spend considerable periods out of the workforce as unpaid carers. As a result, women approaching retirement often have less superannuation accrued and lower levels of savings than their male peers.

This, coupled with changing patterns of home-ownership, means that increasing numbers of women – including those who are currently middle-income earners – risk homelessness once they retire.

Paying the Price sought to prompt debate about the measures that should be adopted to ensure Australian women enjoy a more secure older age.

Watch footage of the individual guest speakers below:

The Hon. John Ajaka opened the forum.

Ben Spies-Butcher - Senior Lecturer in Economy and Society, Macquarie University

Felicity Reynolds - CEO, Mercy Foundation

Heidi Sundin - Director, Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Jane Counsel - Head of Diversity & Flexibility, Westpac

Alison Aggarwal - Principal Advisor, Sex Discrimination Team, Australian Human Rights Commission

Rafal Chomik - Senior Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, UNSW

Following the speakers, eminent journalist Adele Horin facilitated a panel discussion titled Paying It Forward. See the panel discussion here.



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