Women want fairer super

Superannuation inequities to be discussed at candidates’ forum tonight in Benalla

THE inequality of superannuation of men and women will be one of the topics on the agenda tonight at the WHGNE election forum.

THE inequality of superannuation of men and women will be one of the topics on the agenda tonight at the Women’s Health Goulburn North East (WHGNE) election forum.

A new report, called Living Longer on Less, has revealed that many women in the Hume region and northern Melbourne suburbs have far less than $100,000 in superannuation, despite a lifetime of work and caring for others.

The report, created by WHGNE Women’s Health in the North, found superannuation contributes to poverty by penalising women who work for low pay or part time, have an interrupted career paths to raise children and earn less pay than men.

WHGNE will release the full report and its four-year strategic plan at the forum tonight.

Indi candidates Robyn Walsh from Labor, Jenny O’Connor from the Greens, Bob Murphy from the Palmer United Party, Lee Luvara from the Katter Australia Party, Bob Dudley for the Rise Up Australia Party, and independents Cathy McGowan from Voice4Indi, Alan Lappin and Jennifer Podesta will appear at the forum.

Sophie Mirabella (MHR, Indi) is unable to attend.

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