23.2 C
Australia
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Women on government boards hits 40%

Must read

Docklands homicide: Liam Cahill stabbed by coronary heart, court docket advised

A Melbourne man is accused of stabbing his finest pal by the guts throughout a brawl at a celebration, a court docket has...

Tasmania stays nation’s prime financial system: CommSec report

The Apple Isle has once more taken out the mantle of Australia’s finest performing financial system, whereas coronavirus-stricken Victoria has dropped from second...

The federal government has hit its 40 per cent target for female representation on boards.

But Minister for Women Michaelia Cash’s own employment department still has work to do – with only 28.3 per cent representation it ranks the worst.

The departments of prime minister and cabinet, immigration, industry, social services, human services and foreign affairs were among the stand outs for female representation.

As of late June, 332 government boards with a total of 2351 members had 953 women or 40.5 per cent.

Women made up 46.5 per cent of new appointees in the 2015-16 financial year up from eight per cent on the previous year.

In May, the government set a new overall target of gender-balanced government boards and women and men holding at least 40 per cent of positions on individual boards.

“This is the most ambitious target the government has ever set,” Senator Cash said in a statement on Thursday”.

Online Source

The Indian Telegraph Sydney Australia

Latest article

WCH assessment: Child’s hospital might get coronary heart, lung help service

South Australia’s Ladies’s and Youngsters’s Hospital (WCH) might get a heart-lung bypass service after an unbiased assessment steered it was wanted.Nevertheless, the assessment...

Two repeat sexual predators free of WA jail by the identical choose

Two repeat sexual predators have been granted freedom from jail with dozens of strict circumstances regardless of issues they might be a hazard...

Docklands homicide: Liam Cahill stabbed by coronary heart, court docket advised

A Melbourne man is accused of stabbing his finest pal by the guts throughout a brawl at a celebration, a court docket has...

McLaren Vale: Halloween decorations likened to KKK lynching

Police have paid a go to to a South Australian man after his neighbour likened the Halloween decorations in his entrance yard to...

Unhealthy Airbnb visitors face public shaming, five-year ban

Unruly Airbnb visitors and “problematic hosts” will quickly face a five-year ban for dangerous behaviour in NSW, with strict new legal guidelines kicking...