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IMF warns of pandemic’s toll on women after Morrison budget comes under scrutiny

International Monetary Fund says policies targeted at women and young people will help prevent ‘widening inequality’ as it projects Australia’s economy will grow by 3% in 2021 Lockdowns may aid economic recovery by helping to reduce coronavirus infections, leading to a short and sharp downturn, but they disproportionately harm women and young people, according to the International Monetary Fund. In its world economic outlook, released on Tuesday evening, the IMF called for policies targeted at women and young people to prevent “widening inequality” as a result of the Covid-19 recession. Continue reading...

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