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. Explore what we are currently doing 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.

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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

October 2019 – AGEC Launches Gender Equality Manifesto

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...

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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”.  The groundbreaking study dispelled the common myth that...

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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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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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Current Projects

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