Marise Payne to lead new cabinet taskforce
Each of the women inducted into the refreshed ministry will join the task force along with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Treasury Secretary Simon Birmingham.
Newly appointed Attorney General Michaelia Cash, new Home Secretary Karen Andrews and Cabinet Ministers including Anne Ruston and Sussan Ley will join the group.
Senator Payne declined to take part in this month’s women’s justice on March 4th outside the House of Parliament and was criticized for an unremarkable approach to the role.
She once noted that she first became a feminist at the age of one, but it was only at university that she discovered that there were things “that a young woman should not or would not be expected to do”.
Mr Morrison said the changes would give the government the right perspective.
“It’s about looking at the policy challenges we are facing and the policy development and implementation work that needs to be done,” he said.
Last week, Senator Payne led a coalition back down on a controversial proposal to give people fleeing domestic violence early access to their savings after widespread concerns about the possibility of financial abuse.
First unveiled in the 2018 Women’s Economic Security Declaration, the plan should allow withdrawals of up to $ 10,000 from the end of this year.
Labor called for immediate action on Monday.
High-ranking opposition MPs Tanya Plibersek, Linda Burney and Jenny McAlliser have already issued a joint statement with the government on a number of proposals.
“Today’s announcements cannot be another political solution for a government that seems more concerned about itself than anyone else,” they said.