the misogynist Morrison government deliberately disenfranchised mothers in the paid workforce to get this unemployment rate result. The figures, not the economy, are always their priority. https://twitter.com/grogsgamut/status/1273430330024718336
as well as forcing women further into poverty, to lower the participation rate and artificially inflate employment figures, Morrison went to the Sydney home of inciting racist violence and used a term for systemic workplace sexism to describe overseas travel restrictions.
the most relevant comparative point is during the Howard Costello regime of middle class welfare largesse which created steep marginal tax rates for women returning to paid work after having kids and was designed to, wait for it, drive women out of the paid workforce.
given the misogynist Howard vision of rigidly sexist division of paid and unpaid work is the most relevant comparison, the press gallery will presumably locate some completely irrelevant comparative point located in a Labor government era.