Befitting her position as the Federal Minister for Women, Senator Michaelia Cash affirmed her commitment to boosting the participation of women in the workforce and to reducing the gender pay gap in a broad ranging interview in the latest edition of Workplace Review (Summer 2016, Vol 7 Pt 1).
The Senator also spoke of the need to encourage young women to pursue science and technology-related (STEM) education “as this will be where many of the jobs of the future exist”. This is perhaps not unsurprising in view of the Government’s announced increase in defence expenditure with its particular focus on developing Australia’s science and technology industries.
As well as developments in the industrial relations arena (she is also Minister for Employment), the Senator addressed the China–Australia Free Trade Agreement and provided an insight into her formative influences, including her family, education, and legal career before entering politics.
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