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Now even the budget is a tool of the Coalition’s evil oppression of women. Apparently…

23 April 2021

4:00 AM

23 April 2021

4:00 AM

Sections of mainstream media, including the(ir) ABC, The Guardian Australia and the Channel Nine chip-wrappers are desperately attempting to build a gendered narrative ahead of the looming budget.  

This week, an op-ed across the Nine papers demanded, “Time for the Coalition to put a gender lens back on the budget” before taking readers on a confusing jaunt through a maze of riddles.  

First, it attempted to tie “escalating concerns about alleged mistreatment of women in Parliament” to the victimhood narrative that women in Australia are facing a myriad of “ongoing challenges”.  

Then the piece claimed, “there were also concerns the budget hadn’t done enough to help women.” 

Be honest: those claims may well have...

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