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Women Have Borne Pandemic’s Economic Brunt, Australia Tells G-20

  • Finance Minister Gallagher to speak at G-20 Women’s Summit
  • Australia will hold conference to study economic gender divide
Katy Gallagher
Katy GallagherPhotographer: Sam Mooy/Getty Images

Australia’s Finance Minister Katy Gallagher will ask the world to not waste the opportunity to improve economic and gender equality in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, saying women have faced greater “economic consequences” of the crisis.

Gallagher, who is also Minister for Women, will say she wants her country to become a “global leader in gender equality” in a speech to the G-20 Women’s Empowerment Conference in Indonesia on Wednesday.