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Oct 18

Are there enough women representatives in the Australian federal parliament?

Author:Ash Natesh

The Liberal Party has been facing a serious ‘woman problem’. The lack of women representation has dropped since 1996, with women making up just 22 percent of Liberals in federal parliament and for Labor, it is 45 percent. The lower representation of women in the Liberal Party is dragging down the International image of Australia. … Continue reading Are there enough women representatives in the Australian federal parliament?

18
Sep 18

Public Sector Gender quotas addressed by the Citizens’ jury

Author:Ash Natesh

The jury of 83 randomly selected people assembled recently to hear from experts and discuss various gender quotas that are fair and implementation tactics. This forms part of the Victorian Government’s consultation on its upcoming gender equality bill. The bill proposes new processes to plan and report on gender equality for all state government departments, … Continue reading Public Sector Gender quotas addressed by the Citizens’ jury

03
Sep 18

Powerhouse Public Sector Women of the 21st Century

Author:Ash Natesh

In April 2018 former Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull announced gender parity at the most senior level of government in the Australian public sector. It’s clear that women are making significant strides towards equality with men, but there is still a vast distance to go before all barriers have been erased. Sexism, the gender pay gap, … Continue reading Powerhouse Public Sector Women of the 21st Century

20
Jun 18

Who will be the 2018 100 Women of Influence?

  Gender diversity is in the headlines again, with discussions around the lack of females in senior executive positions, with the ASX’s recently proposed gender targets. An organisation’s success depends heavily on the capability and effectiveness of its leadership team. Without providing equal opportunities for men and women you cannot ensure you are getting the … Continue reading Who will be the 2018 100 Women of Influence?

24
Jan 18

8 top tips from female public sector leaders

8 top tips from female public sector leaders Despite the incredible strides made towards gender equality in the last decade, women in senior level positions continue to be significantly underrepresented. For women struggling to overcome professional, personal and structural challenges, we have put together 8 pieces of advice taken from Senior Leaders speaking at the … Continue reading 8 top tips from female public sector leaders

11
Oct 17

7 key findings from the OECD report: The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle

The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle, a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), highlights that little progress has been made since the 2012 OECD report Closing the Gender Gap Now. Here’s a summary of the key findings from the report. Women in OECD countries leave school with better … Continue reading 7 key findings from the OECD report: The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle

16
Sep 16

Women ask but don’t receive when it comes to equal pay rises

Women ask for pay rises just as often as men, but are 25% less likely to be successful in their request according to new research. The study, ‘Do Women Ask?’ investigated the claim that women are often less assertive than their male colleagues when it comes to negotiating their pay, therefore contributing to the gender … Continue reading Women ask but don’t receive when it comes to equal pay rises

30
Aug 16

Creating your own leadership opportunities

Traditional leadership opportunities can be hard to get. Thirty-four per cent of EL employees in the APS have no direct reports, and a further 26 per cent have performance management responsibility for only one to two employees[1]. This is known as a narrow span of control[2] and can make it difficult to get a promotion … Continue reading Creating your own leadership opportunities