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Business & Professional Women Australia [BPW]

BPW Australia is a community of women working to end gender inequality. Our members share an interest in the issues that affect women in Australia, and around the world, today.  Gender equality is a basic human right, and its achievement brings socio-economic benefits to everyone. By empowering women, the broader community thrives, increasing positive productivity and growth.   However gender inequalities are still deeply entrenched in every society and we’re significantly under-represented in political, social and economic decision-making processes in almost every country in the world.

 Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC) 

Responding to the unacceptably slow pace of change towards gender equality in Australia, leading organisations have come together to form the Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC), a national not-for-profit organisation.

AGEC’s vision is simple – to achieve gender equality in Australia. Through high profile national awareness campaigns, advocacy and research, it aims to drive a cultural shift in Australia so that women and men have the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of the community. We believe that gender equality will be achieved when the different behaviours, aspirations and needs of women and men are equally valued, respected and are manifest in Australian society.

Australian Council of Trade Unions [ACTU]

The ACTU is the peak union body representing 46 affiliated unions and the interests of almost 2 million workers across Australia. More than 80 years on the ACTU, its affiliated unions and their members celebrate a proud record of achievement on behalf of working Australians and the community. The ACTU has contributed to fairness and justice in the community as well – contributing to Australia’s post-war development and immigration program, the social security system, Medicare and education - to name just a few areas of policy.  The ACTU has also represented Australian unionism in the international arena, opposing discrimination and oppression and supporting human rights. 

Economic Security 4 Women [eS4W]

Economic Security4Women (eS4W) is an alliance of women’s organisations united in the belief that economic wellbeing and financial security are essential for women and will enable women of all ages to have an equal place in society. The ability to achieve positive economic outcomes impacts on all aspects of women’s lives and can enable women to make informed decisions.  eS4W engages with Australian women to identify the issues they face and establish those of primary importance. The outcomes from our consultations contribute to national policy reform relevantto the lifelong economic well being for women. 

Workplace Gender Equality Agency

The Agency is charged with promoting and improving gender equality in Australian Workplaces

Fair Work Ombudsman

The Ombudsman promotes harmonious, productive and cooperative workplace relations and ensures compliance with Australian Work Place Laws

Fair Work Commission

The Commission is the National Workplace Relations Tribunal

The Grattan Institute

An independent think tank dedicated to developing high quality public policy

Department of Employment

The Australian Government Department is responsible  for national policies
and programs that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.

Office for Women

The Australia Government is committed to strengthening the provision of gender analysis, advice and mainstreaming across Government.  The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women (Minister) works with other Government Ministers to ensure that women's issues and gender equality are taken into consideration in policy and program development and implementation.

The Diversity Council of Australia

An independent, not for profit workplace diversity advisor to business in Australia

Australian Human Rights Commission

Promotes genuine equality between women and men to build a fairer more productive future

United Nations Global Compact 

Asks companies to embrace universal principles and to partner with the United Nations. It is a critical platform for the UN to engage effectively with enlightened global business.

Women's Empowerment Principles

A set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.

Women's Electoral Lobby

A national, independent, non-party political, feminist lobby group that for over 40 years has worked tirelessly to improve the position of women in society

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