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25 Oct 2018

This report, prepared annually by the Office for Women, reports on the federal government’s performance against its gender diversity target.

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4 Jul 2018

To support the development of the second National Action Plan, the Australian Government is seeking input from a wide range of stakeholders, both through national roundtables and through the online consultation website. The purpose of this paper is to prompt discussion and raise issues for...


29 Jun 2018

The 62nd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) was held in New York from 12 to 24 March 2018. The priority theme for CSW62 focused on the challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women...


1 Jan 2008

The 2008 National Rural Women's Summit, convened by the Federal Government, addressed many of the issues that affect women living in rural areas, including: climate change, environment and water; representation of women in decision making; health; education; young people; infrastructure, transport and telecommunications; community building,...


2 May 2007

This report examines the availability and take-up of family friendly provisions within Australian small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It draws upon survey data from the Sensis® Business Index, which surveys 1,800 small and medium enterprise (SME) operators. For this survey, additional questions were asked covering...

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30 May 2007

Unearthing New Resources examines the attitudes and experiences of women towards working in the minerals industry, along with strategies to improve women's employment in the industry. The publication includes three separate research reports: Female Mining Engineering and Minerals Processing Students: Career Motivations, Expectations and Perceptions...

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12 Dec 2018

The first Australian National Action Plan has been assessed as a sound document ‘for its time’, keeping key stakeholders to account and ‘on track’. But there are clear indications from both the literature and this review of areas in which the next plan could be...


8 Mar 2012

On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2012, the Government launched the Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2012-2018 , at Garden Island, Sydney.

This National Action Plan is a whole of government effort, coordinated by the Office for Women. It will...


1 Dec 2008

This report investigates the support and accommodation needs of women (and children) affected by domestic and family violence.


17 Nov 2008

This report finds that between 2001 and 2004, the percentage of mid-age women doing 30 minutes of physical activity on most days rose from 45 to 54 per cent. This was primarily attributed to walking. The benefits of physical activity can include the prevention of...

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