All levels of Government must reflect the gender mix and overall diversity of the communities they represent.
- Gender-balanced representation is ensured across the public sector and departments in all Local Government, State, and Federal Parliaments, including cabinets.
- Political campaigns and policies reflect the needs of all genders equally.
- Politicians are treated equally in the media and Parliament regardless of gender.
- Mandate that all Cabinets contain a gender balance and diversity in line with the composition of the society they represent.
- Follow-up and advocacy for the adoption of all 28 recommendations of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Set the Standard report on the Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces
- All political parties set targets and quotas for candidate recruitment and pre-selection.
- Gender-balanced candidate pipelines are developed for all political parties.
- All candidates are given equal campaign funding support by their parties.
- Political campaigns are measured for their impact on gender equality.
- Parliaments enforce respectful standards of behaviour.
- Fund non-partisan organisations to run programs for women considering running for local, State, or Federal Government.
- Fund education programs in schools and universities that encourage and empower girls and young women to consider public and community service leadership positions.
- Fund a national education program to positively shift the perception of women and those in public office.
- Include gender, civics, democracy, and governance in the national primary and secondary school curriculum.