Andrew Leigh says lack of women in parliament also contributing to gender gap

Australian women would get better policy outcomes if women led economic agencies, and if women’s representation increased in the federal parliament, according to the shadow assistant treasurer, Andrew Leigh.

Leigh will use a speech to the Women in Economics Network on Friday to argue part of the reason the gender gap and inequality in the tax system is not being addressed strategically is because women are not prominent enough in economic agencies.

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