Caboolture resident Gordon Parsons said trying to access the Disability support pension was humiliating and that he was left without a steady income for more than two years.
At 16%, the gender pay gap remains a feature of national conversation, with particular relevance to industries in Longman where women are predominantly employed, such as retail. The Shadow Minister for Women, the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, and the Member for Longman, Susan Lamb MP, held discussions today with local women and stakeholders, inquiring into the social stigma that is restricting the progress of women’s rights in Australia.
I’m very proud of what has been accomplished in Longman in the 12 months since I was elected by you, my now constituents. I’m not letting this make me complacent in my role within our community, nor do I feel that this is only a reason to celebrate. From what I’m hearing from you, we still have a lot of work to do.