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Keys to Elected Office: The essential guide for women
This guide utilises past research, commissioned by the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, to discuss voter attitudes towards women candidates and offers itself as an essential guide for women seeking to run as candidate for governor.
Revisiting Jewson and Mason: 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”.
Neoliberalism and Gender Equality Policy in Australia
“After a Coalition electoral victory in 2013, the Australian Office for Women was returned from the periphery to the centre of government. This was contrary to the expectation”.
Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Strategy
“Gender inequality is a result of unequal power distribution between women and men, exacerbated by ongoing discrimination, weaknesses in laws, policies and institutions, and social relations that normalise inequality.”
Balancing the Future: The Australian Public Service Gender Equality Strategy 2016-2019
This report "sets out actions for driving high performance and boosting productivity in the Australian Public Service (APS) [and] is a strategy for harnessing the best talent, changing cultures, and challenging assumptions that hold us back."
Measuring the Quality of Politicians Elected by Gender Quotas – Are They Any Different?
“Do gender quotas reduce the quality of politicians elected to a legislature? For the first time in the literature, this article addresses this question by examining the quality of ‘quota women’ compared to their non-quota colleagues”.
A Snapshot of Current Trends for Women in Leadership
"[T]he Parliamentary Library provides a snapshot of current trends in Australian parliaments, ministries, leadership positions, government boards and the Australian Public Service."
Strategies for Increased Participation of Women in Leadership across the Commonwealth
“In 2015, the Commonwealth undertook a study of women in government and in leadership in member countries across the private and public sectors, including in state-owned enterprises.”
Futureproofing Australia: Gender diversity in politics
Founded on empirical research which invited the participation of almost 60 past and present female politicians, this research report looks at gender inequity prevalent in the political sphere; at the local, state and federal level.
Women in Leadership Strategy: Promoting equality and dismantling barriers
"The Women in Leadership initiative was announced by the Secretary, Peter N Varghese AO, in December 2014 to look into the reasons why women’s career progression in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is not equal to that of men."
‘Not yet 50/50’ – Barriers to the Progress of Senior Women in the Australian Public Service
"In most countries around the world women remain in the minority when it comes to senior positions in both the public and private sectors. That there are barriers to their progression is not in doubt."
Advancing Women: Increasing the participation of women in senior roles in the NSW public sector
Prepared for the NSW Public Service Commission, this report focuses its macro-lens on women leaders. The report concerns itself with what support and barriers exist for women on the trajectory towards seniority and offers recommendations.