UWFB: The Case for Free Universal Childcare

Friday, 23 April 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Waiting for Free Universal Childcare

Why do women do less well out of our economy? Didn't the feminist revolution of the 1970s deal with all that? We speak with two women about a significant moment in women's lives that happens to be a key moment in their financial lives - becoming a mother then deciding when and how to return to work. Fantastic conversations with Melinda (mother and careers counsellor), and Professor Guyonne Kalb (economist at the University of Melbourne).
(With cameo appearances by economist Professor Barbara Pocock, and MMT organiser Rohan Grey.)

Further reading:
Here is an article by MMT advocate Jengis Osman, that explains in more depth, how the government was able to increase the childcare subsidy in 2020, and the impact this extra spending had on the economy: Why Universal Free Childcare is Possible.

The video mentioned, featuring Dr. Andrea O'Reilly: "When My Kids were Young".


Friday 5:30pm to 6:30pm
The Squatters and Unwaged Workers support and promote those resisting social order and trying to create an alternative to it. Interviews with local and interstate unwaged and unemployed activists, squatters and plugs of local and interstate actions, protests, conferences, meetings and film screenings.


SUWA crew