Right now, everyone is talking about the 2022 Federal Budget.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg handed down this year's budget papers on Tuesday night, outlining how the government will spend funds if they win the upcoming federal election (on a yet to be decided date).
While the budget focused on the rising cost of living, a number of measures centred around women in the areas of safety, health, economic security and leadership.
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So what does the budget actually mean for women?
To help you better understand numbers, we've broken down all the budget measures that are focused on women, including what the experts are saying.
Here's what you need to know.
Women's health and wellbeing.
The government announced they will provide "targeted funding for women’s health and wellbeing" in this year's budget. This includes:
Maternal, sexual and reproductive health.
$330.6 million will be provided over four years from 2022-23 to fund initiatives supporting the maternal, sexual and reproductive health of Australian women and girls. This will support the National Women’s Health Strategy 2020-30.
National Women's Health Advisory Council.
The government will provide funding to establish a National Women's Health Advisory Council. They will also provide additional investments in a range of areas, including increasing the awareness of cardiovascular disease in women and enhancing bereavement support for families who have experienced stillbirth.
With one in nine Aussie women affected by endometriosis, the government will invest $58 million to support diagnosis, treatment and management.
The funding will go towards building treatment centres, improving telehealth services and offering Medicare rebates for MRI scans related to the disorder. Doctors will also be provided with guidance on the best treatment plans.
The government will invest $9.7 million in surge capacity for BreastScreen Australia to support women who missed out on breast screening due to COVID-19.
Lastly, $1.2 million of funding will go towards engaging with senior midwifery practitioners to consult and map maternity service models, and develop options to integrate service models into emerging and current primary care models.