Men need to demand work-life balance too

By Tim Dick
October 26 2015 - 10:18am
ABSENT: Joe Hockey used his parliamentary valedictory speech to apologise to his son for missing all of his six birthdays.
ABSENT: Joe Hockey used his parliamentary valedictory speech to apologise to his son for missing all of his six birthdays.

The rowdiest voices now needed in the intractable debate about childcare and work are those of men. There will be no true equality between the sexes until men as bosses stop assuming caring is women's work, and until men as carers can meet family responsibilities without being seen as underachieving bludgers.

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