Current Activities and Projects

AGEC will achieve its mission through direct programs, targeted research, public advocacy and policy development as well as through support for the initiatives of other like-minded organisations. AGEC is currently involved in multiple initiatives. To explore what we are currently doing, see below.

Current Campaigns

Here is your opportunity to drive change towards gender equality in Australia

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Newsletters

Read AGEC’s Quarterly Newsletter to catch up on what we’ve been doing.

AGEC Quarterly Newsletter August 2019

News

November 2018

In November 2018, AGEC released its first research report into gender differences in career aspiration, self-confidence and leadership of school age children entitled “Hands Up For Gender Equality”.

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April 2019

In April 2019, AGEC’s member organisations came together for the second AGEC Annual Member Forum. At the Forum AGEC’s members galvanized to create a gender equality manifesto, which will provide the long-term framework for future campaigns and a holistic perspective...

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18th September 2018

On the 18th September 2018, the Australian Gender Equality Council was officially launched to the Australian public.  To mark the launch, AGEC released its campaign video, titled “It’s Time.” The video acknowledges the work and efforts of the suffragettes and the...

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11th April 2018

On the 11th April, 2018, the Australian Gender Equality Council held its first members forum. Presentations were given outlining Australia’s continual decline in its world standing on matters of gender equality, including the glacial progress of women into senior...

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11th April 2017

On the 11th April 2017, the Australian Gender Equality Council was registered as a Charity by the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission under two purposes: The promotion of human rights Advancing public debate AGEC notified its members that it looked...

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12th December, 2016

On the 12th December, 2016, the Australian Gender Equality Council was registered as a public company limited by guarantee. ACN 616 402 414. Back to News

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16th June 2017

  On the 16th June 2017, the workshop group of leading national bodies representing women in the workplace reconvened to consider the structure of a National Body and its mission, vision and objectives. The workshop unanimously agreed to the form this national body...

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24th & 25th November 2015

On the 24th & 25th November, 2015 30 delegates from leading national organisations and national bodies representing women in various industry sectors were invited by the University of Queensland to participate in a two-day workshop to discuss the formation...

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Current Projects

Workplace Leading Practice Interventions

Workplace Leading Practice Interventions

The Workplace Best Practice Study aims to identify best practice in gender equality interventions in Australian business. With 5 years of high-quality data now collected from Australian businesses by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency for its Employer of Choice for Gender Equality Citation, this study will provide a timely and in-depth analysis of the interventions and practices in the workplace that are most effective in driving workplace gender equality. The study, conducted by Dr Terry Fitzsimmons, and Dr Miriam Yates from the AIBE Center for Gender Equality in the Workplace at UQ Business School, will establish a new level of insight for businesses and the community based upon business leading practice into what works and what doesn’t. Work on the project is expected to be complete in November 2019 and detailed report on the finding will be released shortly thereafter.

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Hands Up for Gender Equality –Major Study into Confidence and Career Intentions of Adolescent Girls and Boys Dec 2018

Hands Up for Gender Equality –Major Study into Confidence and Career Intentions of Adolescent Girls and Boys Dec 2018

In partnership with the UQ Business School and the Alliance of Girl Schools Australasia, AGEC released its inaugural Report on this world-first research piece setting out the facts about gender differences in adolescent children. Based on a comprehensive study of 10,000 school girls and boys, the study revealed about girl’s confidence levels and important information about ongoing gender influences in our children’s career intentions. The study’s results provide key insights that require further study to inform how we tackle persistent gender inequality going forward. A second report on the results of this study is due for release later in 2019

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AGEC Seeks Support for National HUGE Study

AGEC Seeks Support for National HUGE Study

Building on the success of the Hands Up for Gender Equality Study and Report, AGEC and AIBE Center for Gender Equality in the Workplace, have developed a proposal to undertake a comprehensive National Study into boys and girls confidence, leadership and career intentions. AGEC and AIBE are seeking assistance and co-operation from the Federal and State Governments to undertake the National Study and financial contributions from business and government to carry it out. The Study aligns with the STEM Decadal plan and has received positive responses from many parts of the community and our Member Organisations. This comprehensive National Study will provide important evidence on which to base school and community based initiatives to eliminate gender bias in our schooling system and community.

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Modelling the gender pay gap and superannuation outcomes for women

Modelling the gender pay gap and superannuation outcomes for women

Collaborating with FINSIA, the WGEA and the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at UQ, AGEC will model the causes and impact of the gender pay and superannuation gap. It will undertake analysis of the contributing factors to form the basis of recommended changes to government policy and workplace practice.

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