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WLIA at Senate Hearing into Gender Balanced Boards Bill

By Women's Leadership Institute Australia | October 21st, 2015

The Women’s Leadership Institute Australia appeared at the Senate Finance and Public Administration hearing into the Australian Government Boards (Gender Balanced Representation) Bill 2015 on Monday 12th October.

Executive Director, Amy Mullins

Executive Director, Amy Mullins

Founding Chair Carol Schwartz and Executive Director, Amy Mullins gave evidence at the hearing in support of the Bill and provided their views as to why the Bill was needed to achieve gender balance on government boards.

The bipartisan 40:40:20 target is currently in place and supported by the government and the Labor Party. This Bill seeks to enshrine the target in legislation so as to ensure the longevity of the target as well as providing transparency measures and suggested good practice for recruitment.

To read the Hansard transcript, click here.

To watch the hearing, click here.

The Bill is likely to be voted on in the Senate in the first half of 2016.

The Male Champions of Change on the actions they’ve taken thus far

By Women's Leadership Institute Australia | September 9th, 2015

The following videos were aired on August 25th at the Male Champions of Change (MCC) Business Forum in Sydney. They are short, engaging and useful videos about the key areas the MCCs have taken action on: setting targets with teeth, committing to the Panel Pledge, tackling family violence and making ‘all roles flex’.