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Australian Public Service gender equality strategy 2021–26

Realising the benefits for all
Public servants Quality of work life Gender equality Public service Women and employment Public sector Australia

This strategy is the culmination of a partnership between the Australian Public Service Commission and the federal Office for Women, in conjunction with extensive consultation across the APS, academia and the private sector.

It builds on the significant progress made under the previous Balancing the future: Australian Public Service gender equality strategy 2016–19.

This strategy provides a flexible framework to enable agency-level conversations and targeted actions on shared areas of focus, outlining how the Australian Public Service (APS) can remain a leader in gender equality, and integrate the principles of gender equality into all aspects of work.

The APS is committed to building a workforce reflective of the diversity of the Australian community it serves. This strategy is intended to enable the APS to create better policies, programs and services that benefit all Australians.

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