• Since 2007, Plibersek has held the non-cabinet portfolios of Housing, Status of Women, Social Inclusion and Human Services. In December last year, she was elevated to cabinet. She asked for the $51.1 billion Health portfolio, she says, because “if we get it right we can literally improve the lives of millions of people”. Read article.


  • In Australia in the 21st century the private sector is taking the lead in promoting equality for women in employment and championing women to be leaders in the business world, a field the federal government once had made its own. ┬áRead my article in the Sydney Morning Herald, December 18 2010


  • Federal Labor promised to end the “double drop off” with 260 new childcare centres located in school grounds. ┬áLast month they abandoned that promise – and raised the cost of child care, even though Treasury has proved to them that affordable quality child care is an essential pre-requisite to women being able to return to paid work after they have … Read More