Engagement & impact

Women in Economics National Press Club Address 2021
Hosted by Laura Tingle, joined by Gabriela D’Souza and Dr Sarah Hunter

Consultancy and submissions

Submission to Review of the Workplace Gender Equality Act
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australian Government (2021)

Invited participant, Roundtable Consultations
Review of Workplace Gender Equality Act, Australian Government Office for Women (2021)

‘Evidence-based steps towards economic equity for Victorian women: An analytical report to support the Victorian Inquiry’
Inquiry into the Economic Equity of Victorian Women, Department of Treasury and Finance, Victorian Government (2021)

‘What more does the Victorian Budget need for an inclusive recovery’
Report for Equal Workplaces Advisory Council Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria Government, Co-authored with Angela Jackson, Equity Economics (2021)

Submission to Inquiry into Economic Equity for Victorian Women
Victorian Government (2021)

Gender Responsive Budgeting for Queensland: A gender impact analysis of the Queensland State Budget
Report for the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) (2021)

Gender Responsive Budgeting: Locking in Queensland’s momentum towards gender equality
Report for the Queensland Council Of Social Service (QCOSS) (2021)

Submission to Queensland Women’s Strategy
Queensland Government (2021)

Changing the Trajectory: Investing in Women for a Fairer Future
Report for Australians Investing In Women, Co-authored with Angela Jackson, Equity Economics (2021)

Gender-wise investing: A springboard for Australia’s recovery
Report for Australians Investing In Women, Co-authored with Angela Jackson, Equity Economics (2021)

‘Navigating a path to gender equality What does the evidence say? And how can we put the evidence into action at the Department?’
Gender Equality Staff Seminar, Department of Education and Training, Victorian Government (2021)

‘Harnessing the research evidence to develop your Gender Equality Action Plan’
Executive Staff Workshop, Department of Education and Training, Victorian Government (2021)

Gender Lens on the Budget 2021-2022
National Foundation for Australian Women, Contributing author (2020, 2021)

‘Gender equity as a driver of growth: Policies for an inclusive economic recovery for Victoria’
Report for Equal Workplaces Advisory Council, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria Government, Co-authored with Angela Jackson (2020)

Submission on Gender Responsive Budgeting
Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit Review of the Operations of the Parliamentary Budget Office 2019-Australian Parliamentary Budget Office, Co-authored with Angela Jackson (2020)

Submission on Gender Responsive Budgeting
Inquiry on Gender Responsive Budgeting, Parliament of Victoria, Co-authored with Angela Jackson (2019)

Proposed changes to the Higher Education Contribution Scheme: A statement from the Women in Economics Network
Authored on behalf of the Women in Economics Network, Submission to the Prime Minister, Minister for Education, and Minister for Women (2020)

Australian Gender Economics Workshop 2019: Event report and evaluation
Authored on behalf of the AGEW Organising Committee and Women in Economics Network, for workshop sponsors (2019)

Time Use Survey Reference Group
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Australian Government (2019–ongoing)

Australian Gender Economics Workshop Policy Brief
Authored on behalf of the Women in Economics Network (WEN) for the Office for Women, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and the Department of Jobs and Small Business, Australian Government (2018)

Behavioural Insights and Gender Equality Deliberative Forum and Leading Thinkers Taskforce, VicHealth, Victorian Government, Melbourne (2018–2020)

Expert Roundtable on Improving Outcomes for Australian Women
Office for Women, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australian Government, Canberra (2018) 

Advancing Queensland Women: Women’s Economic Security
Policy consultation paper prepared for the Office for Women, Queensland Department of Communities, Queensland Government (2012)

Contributing author to Australian Government Productivity Commission Inquiry and Research Reports:
Geographic Labour Mobility (2014)
Looking Back on Structural Change in Australia: 2002-2012 (2013)
Schools Workforce (2012)
Vocational Education and Training Workforce (2011)
Performance of Public and Private Hospitals: Multivariate Analysis (2010)
Performance of Public and Private Hospitals (2009)


GUEST SPEAKING

‘Break the bias: What does the evidence say’
International Women’s Day, Guest Speaker, Productivity Commission (Melbourne 2022)

Enabling women’s economic security in 2022 and beyond
International Women’s Day Panel, Brotherhood of St Laurence (2022)

Election Watch
ATN Universities Perspectives, Podcast Interview with Luke Sheehy (2022)

Factional fights and budget booby traps
Democracy Sausage, Podcast Interview with Mark Kenny (2022)

Women in Economics
Work With Purpose, Podcast Interview with David Pembroke (2022)

Women in Economics
Economics Explored, Podcast Interview with Gene Tunny (2022)

What’s the state of gender equality in Victoria?
Guest presenter, Economic Society of Australia, Victoria Branch (2021)

CPA Congress
Panellist, Economics Update (2021)

Changing The Trajectory: Investing in women for a fairer future
Co-presenter, Australians Investing In Women (2021)

The Gender Equality Act Victoria: Breaking new ground, measuring Impact and looking ahead
Panellist, RMIT Social and Global Studies Centre (2021)

Women’s Economic Security, Defining Equity: Gender Equity Practice and Exchange Conference
Panellist, GenVic (2021)

Women in Economics Pre-Budget Forum: ‘A Budget For Our Times’
Speaker, National Press Club of Australia (Canberra 2021)

Navigating a path towards gender equality as a progressive journey of bias awareness
Keynote speaker, Equals Now Symposium, 50/50 by 2030 Foundation (Canberra 2021)

Women in Mining and Resources WA
Guest Speaker, Annual Summit (2021)

A gender-equitable recovery for Australia’s workforce: Risks, barriers and opportunities
Guest speaker, HERoes Virtual Conference, Talent Table (2021)

Australia’s Innovation Driven Future
Panellist, Australian Technology Network of Universities Solutions Summit (2021)

Gender-wise investing: A springboard for Australia’s recovery
Panellist, Australians Investing In Women (2021)

RMIT presents International Women’s Day 2021
Panellist, RMIT University (2021)

Educating the next generation of economists
Panellist, Australian Gender Economics Workshop Policy Symposium (2021)

The Women Carrying the Tokyo’s Torch
Guest interview, Flame Bearers (2021)

Pursuing gender equality in the workplace – What does the research say? And what gets in the way?
Guest speaker, People Analytics and Future of Work Conference (2021)

Women and the Budget
Panellist, Griffith University and Women in Economics Network (2020)

Breaking down barriers to women in the workforce: The evidence is on your side
Guest speaker, Women in People Analytics, Talent and HR Virtual Conference (2020)

How to teach students about the gender pay gap
Interviewed on Updated Education Podcast (2020)

Applying a gender lens to government policy
Guest speaker, Women’s Professional Development Virtual Conference, LGPro (2020)

Leadership during a crisis
Moderator, Women in Economics Network Webinar (2020)

COVID, care and wellbeing: What do we really value?
Moderator, Women in Economics Network Webinar (2020)

Teaching, engaging and inspiring students: Initiatives to encourage more women into economics
Panellist, Australasian Teaching Economics Conference, Melbourne (2019)

Gender pay gap
Economics Explained Podcast, Interviewed by Gene Tunny (2019)

The economics of diversity – and how does it apply to the economics profession itself
Moderator, Australian Conference of Economists, Melbourne (2019)

How can economics contribute to gender equity?
Moderator, Australian Gender Economics Workshop Policy Symposium, Melbourne (2019)

50 years on from the ‘Equal Pay Case’: How far have we come? Have far have we got to go?
Moderator, Special event jointly hosted by the Economic Society of Australia, Women in Economics Network and RMIT University, Melbourne (2019)

Engaging and educating women in economics: What’s putting female students off?
Panellist, Women in Economics Network Special Session, Australian Conference of Economists, Canberra (2018)

Does confidence really advance women’s careers?
Economic Society of Australia Podcast, Interviewed by Benedict Davies and Simone Wong (2019)

Comview Professional Conference, Guest speaker, Victorian Commercial Teachers’ Association (VCTA) (2017, 2018)

Professional Development Day, Guest speaker, Queensland Economics Teachers Association (QETA) (2017)

Moderating the panel discussion on “50 Years on from the Equal Pay Case” with Iola Mathews, Professor Gillian Whitehouse, Professor Roger Wilkins, Liberty Sanger and Libby Lyons

MEDIA contributions

‘Watershed’ election on fair go for women
AAP, Interviewed by Marion Rae, 10 May 2022

How will renters like Cameron be impacted by interest rates rising?
ABC The Drum, Interviewed by David Taylor, 6 May 2022

Everyone a winner under Labor childcare overhaul: economists
Australian Financial Review, Interviewed by Julie Hare, 5 May 2022

‘Historically significant’: Victoria delivers first gender-responsive budget
Women’s Agenda, 4 May 2022

Unionised workers want higher wages
ABC PM, Interviewed by Jon Daly on PM, 2 May 2022

Underestimated: Why young women are shying away from economics
The Guardian, Interviewed by Rafqa Touma, 16 April 2022

Women drive staggering jobs growth
The Australian, Interviewed by Patrick Commins, 18 March 2022

Women cop the brunt of cost of living increases
ABC PM Radio, Interviewed by Emily Bourke, 15 March 2022 

Why we care about Carrie Bickmore’s Hit Network salary
news.com.au, Interviewed by Natalie Baker, 2 April 2022

Federal budget 2022: policy change could discourage men from taking parental leave, experts say
The Guardian, Reported by Paul Karp, 30 March 2022

Cost of living pressures targeted in budget
ABC The World Today Radio, Interviewed by Rachel Mealey, 30 March 2022

Where can your study in economics lead you?
SBS On the Money, Interviewed by Ricardo Gonçlaves, 29 March 2022

Where are all the female economists?
SBS On the Money Vodcast Interviewed by Ricardo Gonçlaves, 28 March 2022

The juggle is real: Parents want greater flexibility in return to office
Sydney Morning Herald/The Age, Interviewed by Chloe Booker, 26 March 2022

Women drive staggering jobs growth
The Australian, Interviewed by Patrick Commins, 18 March 2022

Women to cop brunt of increase in cost of living pressures
ABC PM Radio, Interviewed by Emily Bourke, 15 March 2022

Five ways for women to get ahead in the workplace
Sydney Morning Herald, Interviewed by Jessica Irvine, 8 March 2022

Hybrid working has benefits, but also risks for gender inequality
Women Love Tech, Reported by Robyn Foster, 8 March 2022

Not much to celebrate as gender pay gap narrows slightly
Australian Financial Review, Interviewed by Tess Bennett, 24 February 2022

‘Joshonomics’: How gullible does the Treasurer think women are?
Women’s Agenda, Interviewed by Kristine Ziwica, 23 February 2022

When we open up, let’s open up big: Top economists say we need more migrants
The Conversation, Reported by Peter Martin, 20 February 2022

Australian women’s labor participation could stall post-pandemic
Bloomberg, Interviewed by Swati Pandey, 14 February 2022

Pay rises? ABC The Business, Interviewed by Kathryn Robinson, 8 February 2022

Living costs skyrocket, hitting the most vulnerable
ABC The World Today, Interviewed by Rachel Mealey, 1 February 2022

Declaring the economy ‘open’ isn’t enough to revive our economic fortunes
Op-Ed, Sydney Morning Herald / The Age, 17 January 2022

The Coalition is getting a lesson in what good economic management actually means
The Canberra Times, Interviewed by Jenna Price, 15 January 2022

Warnings half of Europe could soon be infected with Omicron
ABC PM Radio, Interviewed by David Taylor, 12 January 2022

We devalue women’s work, and if we don’t face it we’ll never fix the gender pay gap
LifeHacker, Interviewed by Emma Ruben, 29 November 2021

The immigration effect
ABC News, Interviewed by Gareth Hutchens, 12 November 2021

Evidence business bosses traumatised by the pandemic are closing the doors on healthy businesses
ABC PM Radio, Interviewed by David Taylor, 8 November 2021

With home ownership now out of reach for most younger Australians, what are their options?
ABC PM Radio, Interviewed by David Taylor, 1 November 2021

Combating vaccine hesitancy
Think Business Futures Podcast, 2SER 107.3FM, 28 September 2021

Divided states tipped to roar back to economic life in time for Christmas
The Age / Sydney Morning Herald, Interviewed by Noel Towell, 21 September 2021

When figures don’t seem to make sense
Making Money Easy Podcast Interviewed by Gillian Bowen, 16 September 2021

Want an explainer on today’s unemployment numbers?
Channel 10 News, Interviewed by Gillian Bowen, 16 September 2021

Hundreds of Toll workers strike as pandemic cost cutting starts to bite
ABC PM Radio, Interviewed by David Taylor, 27 August 2021

Unpacking Australia’s gender pay gap
Power to Persuade, Author’s contribution, 26 August 2021

Top economists in no rush to offer cash incentives for vaccines
The Conversation, Contribution to National Economic Panel, Reported by Peter Martin, 23 August 2021

Rising construction salaries push gender pay gap wider
Australian Financial Review, Interviewed by Tess Bennett, 19 August 2021

Fatigue weighs heavy as Victoria snaps back into lockdown
The Age, Interviewed by Noel Towell, 17 July 2021

Why US President Joe Biden’s progressive new family plan could put America ahead of Australia
ABC News, Interviewed by Emily Olson, 17 July 2021

When work becomes a masculinity contest
Author contribution, Power to Persuade Blog, 14 July 2021

Understanding gender gaps
The Leak, Channel 31 TV, Interviewed by Marie Kelly and Lakshmi Ganapathy, 28 June 2021

COVID-19 payments – Who’s missing out?
ABC PM Radio, Interviewed by David Sparkes, 4 June 2021

Economy now bigger than it was before the pandemic hit, but economists warn the recovery’s far from secure
ABC PM, Interviewed by David Taylor, 2 June 2021

Top economists think much further ahead than Morrison and Frydenberg
Sydney Morning Herald, Reported by Ross Gittins, 30 May 2021

Economic impact of lockdowns
774 ABC News Melbourne, Interviewed by David Taylor, 27 May 2021

Almost one in four women have considered leaving the workforce during COVID
ABC PM, Interviewed by Jane Lee, 25 May 2021

Thousands of businesses face new tax to fund mental health
The Age, Reported by Annika Smethurst, 20 May 2021

Billions for infrastructure in budget
ABC AM Radio, Reported by Melissa Clarke, 10 May 2021

A feminist budget?
ABC Sunday Extra, Interviewed by Julian Morrow, 9 May 2021 

Applying a gender lens to the budget is not about pitting women against men
Author contribution to The Conversation, 7 May 2021 

Three aged care workers on what it’s really like in the industry
ABC News, Interviewed by Rhiana Whitson, 7 May 2021

Invest in growth to tame budget: economists
Australian Financial Review, Reported by Ronald Mizen, 5 May 2021

Economists issue warning about Australia’s closed border policy
The Australian, Reported by Jade Gailberger, 4 May 2021

Concerns of missed opportunities in budget
7News / AAP Economics and Business, Reported by Colin Brinsden, 4 May 2021 

Call for gender lens on Federal budget to boost the economic lives of women
ABC PM Radio, Reported by Emily Bourke, 4 May 2021 

What can (and can’t) the budget do to improve economic outcomes for women
The Age / Sydney Morning Herald, Interviewed by Jessica Irvine, 2 May 2021

Time for the Coalition to put a gender lens back on the budget
The Age / Sydney Morning Herald, Interviewed by Jennifer Duke, 19 April 2021

Childcare overhaul and parental leave top the wish list for leading female economists
The Age / Sydney Morning Herald, Interviewed by Jennifer Duke, 17 April 2021

Wages still not budging despite record demand for workers
ABC PM Radio, Interviewed by David Taylor, 6 April 2021

Budget ‘can’t be seen through gender lens’, says Jane Hume
The Australian, Interviewed by Patrick Commins, 31 March 2021

How the end of Jobkeeper will disproportionately affect women
Women’s Agenda, Cited by Jessie Tu, 30 March 2021

Gender inequality concerns rise as more men head back to the office
The Age, Interviewed by Chloe Booker, 29 March 2021

Protests signal a reckoning in Australia’s struggle with sexism
Bloomberg News, interviewed by Rebecca Jones, 15 March 2021

Why so many Rich Women are media-shy
Australian Financial Review, Interviewed by Michael Bailey, 11 March 2021

Corporates need to step up for women
The Australian, Interviewed by Richard Ferguson, 7 March 2021

Breaking Barriers: International Women’s Day, Southern FM Radio, Interviewed by Clinton Elliott, 6 March 2021

Women were let go in greater numbers during COVID, now they face being offered lower-paid roles to return to work
ABC News, Interviewed by David Taylor, 12 February 2021

COVID amplifying 1950s gender stereotypes and it’s hurting women’s job prospects: economists warn
ABC Radio National, Interviewed by David Taylor, 11 February 2021

‘Sexist’ or a ‘green shoot for women’?: Victoria’s pandemic-busting budget
The Age, Interviewed by Wendy Touhy, 29 November 2020

Victorian budget big spend to revive economy
ABC PM Radio, Interviewed by Samantha Donovon, 24 November 2020

Higher confidence is not the key to women’s career advancement
Forbes Women, Interviewed by Julia Wuench, 12 November 2020

Victorian women losing badly in COVID employment crisis
The Age, Interviewed by Noel Towell, 31 October 2020

The place is packed’: Cautious optimism as city springs back to life
The Age, Interviewed by Noel Towell, 28 October 2020

The challenging story behind the official jobs numbers
ABC News, Interviewed by Rachel Pupazzoni, 15 October 2020

Workplaces should stop telling women to be more confident says academic
Radio Sputnik Edinburgh, Interviewed by Lynn Rusk 15 October 2020

That advice to women to ‘lean in’, be more confident… it doesn’t help, and data show it
The Conversation, Author contribution, 14 October 2020

We need to spend big. But we need to spend smart and inclusively.
RMIT Federal Budget Media Alert, 7 October 2020

The federal budget is often compared to a household budget. But it’s not that simple
ABC News, Interviewed by Emily Stewart, 3 October 2020

Keep minding the gaps. Plural.
BroadAgenda, Author contribution, 31 August 2020

Think shutdowns hurt the economy? You should see what pandemics do
The Age, Op-Ed, 8 August 2020

Economic impacts of COVID pandemic on women
ABC TV Afternoon Briefing, Interviewed by Patricia Karvelas, 4 August 2020

Uncertain times lead to uncertain futures
AAP, Interviewed by Katina Curtis, 30 July 2020

Analysing the mid-year economic outlook
ABC TV Afternoon Briefing, Interviewed by Patricia Karvelas, 23 July 2020

COVID-19: What’s the economic damage?
ABC Radio 774, Interviewed by Virginia Trioli, 23 July 2020

Gender equity and government responses to COVID-19
ABC Radio 1233 Newcastle, Interviewed by Paul Turton, 21 July 2020

An economist’s view: In a ‘she-cession’, we can’t rely on ‘he-covery’ policy fixes
Power to Persuade, Author contribution, 2 July 2020

COVID-19 impact on women 774 ABC Melbourne, Interview, 25 May 2020

Learning from Covid-19: Imagining a healthier and more just economy
Power to Persuade, Author contribution, 15 April 2020

Undervalued and unseen: Australia’s COVID-19 frontline workforce
Power to Persuade, Author contribution, 14 April 2020

Australia’s latest gender pay gap
Triple R Radio Melbourne, Interview, 5 March 2020 (interview starts at 2.46.31)

How gender equality stacks up in 2020 through our experts’ eyes
RMIT News, 4 March 2020

Australia’s gender pay gap: No great progress
International Women’s Day, RMIT Expert Alert, 3 March 2020

A leap forward for gender equality?
Broad Agenda, Author contribution, 27 February 2020

Men in Australia still earning $25k a year more than women, 50 years after equal pay ruling
SBS News, Interviewed by Stephanie Corsetti, 20 November 2019

Is flexibility the answer to juggling work and family pressure?
ABC Radio National, Interviewed by Hilary Harper, 29 October 2019

What gender pay gap?
Author contribution to Broad Agenda, 28 August 2019

Myth-busting: The gender pay gap edition
Cited by Women’s Agenda, 28 August 2019

Nothing to show: How Australia’s gender pay gap is harming older women
The Guardian, Interviewed by Lisa Martin, 16 August 2019

Australia’s gender pay gap still 14%, with men earning $240 more a week than women
The Guardian, Interviewed by Lisa Martin and Andy Ball, 15 August 2019

It will take women in Australia an extra 59 days to earn as much as men did in the last year
SBS News, Interviewed by Maani Truu, 15 August 2019

Fact Check: Does Australia have one of the least generous paid parental leave schemes in the OECD? 
RMIT-ABC Fact Check, 25 July 2019

Most popular university courses for women and men in Victoria
Herald Sun, Interviewed by Elissa Doherty, 9 July 2019

Aussie company offers six months paid parental leave 
Channel Nine News, Interviewed by Stephanie Anderson, 23 May 2019

50 years after Australia’s historic ‘equal pay’ decision, the legacy of ‘women’s work’ remains
The Conversation, Author contribution, 19 June 2019

Federal Budget 2019: Women were the losers
Sydney Morning Herald, Op-Ed, 3 April 2019

Eight ways to boost gender equality
RMIT Media, 6 March 2019

Challenges for both sides of politics
Channel Nine News, Interviewed by AAP, 29 November 2018

Women Kind
Interviewed by authors Kirstin Ferguson and Catherine Fox, Murdoch Books, 2018

Do women have to do more than men to prove themselves in the workplace
World Economic Forum, 7 December 2018

Women over-investing in skills to compete in job market
2SER Sydney, Interviewed by Julia Carr-Catze, 22 November 2018

The gender qualification gap: women ‘over-invest’ in workplace capabilities
The Conversation, Author contribution, 20 November 2018

Women ‘over-invest’ in becoming job ready, and expect less once they’re employed
ABC News, 20 November 2018

Why women have to work harder to be promoted 

CNN, 19 November 2018

Fact check: Has the gender pay gap shrunk under the Coalition Government’s policies?
RMIT-ABC Fact Check, 1 October 2018

Morrison uses question on diversity to attack unions 
The Australian, 11 October 2018, Parliamentary transcript

Study of 8000 workers finds that gender differences in “achievement motivation” may explain part of the gender pay gap 
Readers Digest, British Psychology Society, 2 September 2018

Rewarding competence – not confidence – offers a step towards equality 
The Mandarin, 22 May 2018

Rewarding competence – not confidence – offers a step towards equality
Power to Persuade, The Women’s Policy Action Tank, 21 May 2018

Does confidence really advance women’s careers? New research says no 
Women’s Agenda, 15 March 2018

10 things you need to know about women in Australia right now 
Women’s Agenda, 8 March 2018

Greater confidence does not translate into career gains for women 
Human Resources Director, 7 March 2018

Confidence doesn’t help women get ahead: Survey call
The Mandarin, 6 March 2018

Confidence works for men, not women
RNZ Radio New Zealand, Interviewed by Jesse Mulligan, 6 March 2018

Leaning in doesn’t pay
Cited by Jessica Irvine, Sydney Morning Herald, 4 March 2018