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Department of Premier and Cabinet

Women, work and finance

Family-friendly workplaces

Balancing work and family needs is one of the most important issues facing working families today, and there are ways in which employers and employees can create family friendly workplaces.

Financial literacy - Women understanding money

Money may not make you happy, but putting yourself in charge of your money can give you more choice about how you live your life.  It is worth taking the time to think about how you handle your money and what you can do to make the most of your money.

Women's Money Toolkit 

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has launched a new Women’s Money Toolkit on ASIC's MoneySmart website.

Women face unique financial challenges, such as having less super than men, living longer and taking time out of paid work to care for others.

The Women's Money Toolkit has tips and tools to help you manage your money, gain an edge on your finances and deal with life's ups and downs.

Answer some simple questions and receive a tailored list of topics just for you,that may include having a baby, relationships and money, being a carer, sorting out your super and many more. Create a personalised to-do list of actions you can take to make the most of your money

Women and superannuation

Women need to be able to provide for their retirement during their working lives. Research has shown that superannuation savings are considerably lower for women than for men. Strategies to overcome this imbalance include policies which support superannuation savings for women. It also means ensuring that superannuation information is conveyed well to women during different stages of their life cycle.

Women in Business Micro-Credit Program

The Tasmanian Government is committed to advancing economic opportunities for Tasmanian women and their families.

The Women in Business Micro-Credit Program assists women on low-incomes to start or grow their own business by providing business planning support and an interest free loan. Many successful small businesses throughout Tasmania have been funded by the Women in Business Micro-credit program.

Paid Parental Leave Scheme

The Paid Parental Leave scheme provides financial support to eligible working parents of newborn or recently adopted children. Under the scheme, the Australian Government funds employers to provide Parental Leave Pay to their eligible employees.

Information about the Coalition's Paid Parental Scheme will be made available on the website once it is enacted.