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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”.
Better Governance for Gender Equality: OECD 2017
"There is growing global awareness that gender equality is the cornerstone of inclusive growth. Providing equal access to public and economic opportunities to both men and women is vital to accomplishing a more sustainable economy".
Senate Brief: Women in the Senate (No.3)
“Australia was one of the first countries in the world to give full political rights to women, but was one of the last western countries to elect women to its national Parliament”.
Women in Parliament in 2016: The year in review
"In 2016, women sought to be among the world’s most high-profile leaders. They demanded to be heard, and to ensure that women’s voices everywhere were included in decision-making processes."