Manifesto of the Australian Gender Equality Council

ECONOMIC SECURITY

Gender should no longer be a factor in unequal levels of economic security during working life or in retirement.

WORKFORCE REPRESENTATION

Participation and representation in the Australian economy, at all levels, should be representative of the gender composition of society.

WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY

All workplaces should operate under flexible work arrangements, which are accessed equally, regardless of gender.

FAMILY & CARING RESPONSIBILITIES

Parents should share equally in the caring of children and must have access tofree, universal, quality, accessible, all-hours early childhood education and care.

SAFETY & RESPECT

All people must be respected and be safe from the threat of violence and sexual harassment.

GOVERNMENT & DEMOCRACY

Parliaments and local governments must reflect the gender mix of the communities they represent.

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Reproductive rights are inviolable and there must be unimpeded access to healthcare to ensure control over these rights.

EDUCATION

Access, participation and outcomes, at all levels of education, should not be affected by a student’s gender. There must be equal recognition of all genders in educational curricula.

MEDIA

The gender composition of society must be reflected in the proportional air-time of presenters as well as the reporting and representation of all media content including sport, news media, the arts, entertainment and community.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Infrastructure for work and community facilities must reflect the needs of all genders for equal participation and safe access.

SOCIETAL NORMS

No institution, secular or religious, is permitted to differentially value or deny opportunities on the basis of gender and should use inclusive language in all communications and interactions with society.

SPORT

There should be equal access to and participation in professional and recreational sport, regardless of gender.