New strategy to boost women’s participation in the workforce

New strategy to boost women’s participation in the workforce

Office for Women Economic Security
Thursday, July 6, 2017

Office for Women

Towards 2025: An Australian Government strategy to boost women’s workforce participation’ and ‘W’ logo

Ahead of the G20 leaders’ meeting in Hamburg this week, the Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, today launched a strategy to meet the Australian Government’s G20 commitment to reduce the gender participation gap by 25 per cent by 2025.

Towards 2025: An Australian Government strategy to boost women’s workforce participation outlines the practical work the Government is doing to help more women participate in the workforce.

Australia is progressing well towards the commitment which will require an additional 200,000 Australian women to enter the workforce.

The strategy addresses five key areas for action over the next decade: child care, workplace diversity and flexibility, jobs of the future, economic security, and financial incentives, and highlights six particular groups of women who face additional or different barriers to participating in the workforce.

For more information on ‘Towards 2025: An Australian Government strategy to boost women’s workforce participation’ please visit the strategy website.