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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."
Women in Politics: 2017
"The colour coding of the countries reflects the percentage of women in unicameral parliaments or in the lower house of parliament, and corresponds to the data found in the world ranking of women in parliament on the right-hand side of the map"
Sexism, Harassment and Violence against Women Parliamentarians
"Parliaments are evolving constantly, reflecting changes in society. They need to set an example and provide a model for pluralistic, equal, peaceful and tolerant social relations."
John Howard trashed mentor Robert Menzies' legacy on gender equality
Strengthen Women’s Political Participation and Decision-Making Power
"Due to restrictive laws, cultural practices, institutional barriers, and disproportionate access to quality education, healthcare, and resources, women worldwide continue to be marginalized from the political sphere".