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OECD Toolkit for Mainstreaming & Implementing Gender Equality: Implementing the 2015 OECD Recommendation on Gender Equality in Public Life
"This Toolkit focuses on strengthening governance and accountability for gender equality as a means to improving the gender-responsiveness of public policy."
Grassroots action to boost women’s numbers in government
"Among a series of events marking International Women’s Day (...) were calls for initiatives to boost women’s representation in elected and executive positions."
Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards 2016-17
On 1 July 2016, the Government’s new target of women holding 50 per cent of Government board positions overall, and men and women each holding at least 40 per cent of positions on individual boards, came into effect. As at 30 June 2017, women held 42.7 pe
Embedding Gender Equality in the Australian Public Service: Changing practices, changing cultures
"Drawing on rich qualitative data derived from hundreds of hours of interviews (...) this report identifies some of the opportunities and challenges APS agencies have faced in their efforts to progress — and embed — gender equality."
State of the Service Report 2016-17
"Balancing the Future: APS Gender Equality Strategy 2016–19 was launched in April 2016. Since then, significant activity has occurred across the APS as agencies implement the strategy through agency-specific gender action plans."
Open House? Reflections on the possibility and practice of MPs job-sharing
"This pamphlet aims to initiate a broad and considered discussion of MP job-sharing amongst parliamentarians and the public".
Toolkit for Gender Equality in Governance: Implementing the 2015 OECD recommendation on gender equality in public life (preliminary version)
"This Toolkit stresses the importance of gender learning as an iterative process. To this end, it is also hoped that readers of this Toolkit will take the guidance provided and further develop the ideas therein in order to realize truly gender-sensitive s
The International Civil Service Effectiveness (InCiSE) Index 2017
The InCiSE Index offers comparative evidence on the effectiveness of central government civil services. It seeks to answer what constitutes an effective civil service and how leaders can recognise national performance against effectiveness indicators.
Towards 2025: An Australian Government strategy to boost women’s workforce participation
“This Strategy outlines the practical work the Turnbull Government is undertaking to increase the opportunities for women to work if that is their choice.”
Fourth Annual Civil Society Report Card: Australia's National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security
"The report card evaluates actions taken under the auspices of the National Action Plan to fulfill Australia’s commitment to the United Nation’s Women, Peace and Security agenda."
Report of the Australian Government Delegation to the 61st Session of the United Nations: Commission on the status of women
“The priority theme of [this report] was women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work. This theme aligns with Australia’s focus on strengthening women’s economic security by boosting workforce participation.”
The Politics of Gender Equality in UK Local Government in a Cold Climate
“This paper revisits Jewson and Mason’s seminal theoretical framework on liberal and radical approaches to equal opportunity policy and practice by applying it to our research”.