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.
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The Director’s Blog
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Each month an AGEC Board member provides a blog that reflects on current topics and key priorities for gender equality.
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Policy Position Statements
Universal Childcare – the Power to Transform our Economy
The 2021 Federal Budget was a missed opportunity for significant economic reform — something that would inject billions of dollars into the Australian economy and a significant step toward achieving true gender equality in the workplace. The economic argument for universal early childhood education is strong; what makes it compelling is the opportunity for step change for gender equality and providing Australian children with quality early learning for a better future. AGEC believes this a once in a lifetime opportunity to use stimulus measures for longer term economic reform. #ItsTime
AGEC calls for Decisive Action to end Sexual Harassment
The Australian Gender Equality Council believes all people must be respected and be safe from the threat of violence and sexual harassment. We call upon the Prime Minister, National Cabinet and every elected Member of Parliament to act against gendered violence in the Parliamentary workplace as an example to every Australian workplace. All 55 recommendations of the Sex Discrimination Commissioner’s 2020 Report must be implemented as a top priority, and the government must ratify the International Convention on eliminating violence and harassment at work. #ItsTime
February saw the release of the most up to date research on how to implement gender equality in the workplace. This study has been one of AGEC’s top priorities since our launch in 2018. The Report sets out 12 key elements of leading workplace practice in gender...read more
A new learning resource on unconscious bias has been added to our Resources page. The Unconscious Bias Learning Resource, developed by Women in Gaming & Hospitality, provides real-life insights and practical tools and tips to help individuals and businesses understand...read more
In October 2019 AGEC launched its Manifesto for Gender Equality, a comprehensive statement of what true gender equality looks like and what is required to achieve it. Covering 12 dimensions of work and life, AGEC’s Manifesto identifies the causes of inequality, not...read more
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...read more
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”. The groundbreaking study dispelled the common myth that...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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 Newsread more