Shorten’s childcare blooper

Shorten has defended his comments on childcare but he’s still looking silly in the media for making what is really quite a simple point.

Alongside wage disparity, women face the lingering expectation that they will perform free domestic labour. And if they do go back to paid work, they disproportionately bear the economic burden of childcare. It is the single biggest barrier for most women returning to work.

It’s why I think a properly subsidised childcare system is one of the most tangible ways we can address structural gender inequality in our society.

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