Social Issues

Feminist Insider – Meaghan King

Posted on: Tue 2 Mar 2021

The political response to sexual assault allegations in parliament house is facing a public clamour for answers regarding how Australian politicians fail to address such serious issues.

A current sitting Cabinet Minister has been accused of raping a woman in 1988 when she was 16, and despite the government having knowledge of the situation, it was not spoken about until it hit the public media.

In America, the ‘Marshall Plan for Moms’ is a hopeful initiative, aiming to support mothers after the difficult year that passed.

The bold plan offers direct payment to mothers and passes long-overdue policies addressing childcare, paid parental leave and pay equity.

Breakfast’s Tom Mann joins Feminist insider Meaghan King speaking with us about all the latest news from the sector.

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Produced by Tom Mann and Kate Johnson

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