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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AGEC Newsletters

The Director’s Blog

Welcome to the Director’s Blog!

Each month an AGEC Board member provides a blog that reflects on current topics and key priorities for gender equality.

In July we hear from AGEC Director, Louise Weine, who is the National Director of the National Association of Women in Operations and passionate about effecting real change for respect@work for women.

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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

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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

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News

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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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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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

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