Speaking to the Women in Economics Network last month, Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen was on the money when he raised an issue too often ignored – the “dearth of senior women in economic roles”.

He pointed out that Australia has never had a female Reserve Bank Governor, never had a female secretary to the Treasury and never had a female chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

I wholeheartedly agree with the Shadow Treasurer that the lack of women in senior roles in business and economic policy making is bad for this country’s economy. He warned that the nation was “missing out on the potential contribution [women] have to make as our most senior economic policy makers.” Read Full Article

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