Towards 2025 An Australian Government Strategy to Boost Women’s Workforce Participation Implementation Plan 2017-18

Office for WomenEconomic SecurityWorkforce Participation
Thursday, 06 July 2017
Publication author(s):
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Publication abstract:

The inaugural 2017–18 Implementation Plan supports the rollout of Towards 2025: An Australian Government strategy to boost women’s workforce participation (the Strategy).

The Strategy lays out the Australian Government’s roadmap to meet its target of reducing the gap in participation rates between women and men (aged 15-64) by 25 per cent by 2025.

The Strategy is flexible, allowing the Government to adapt, adjust and determine the next steps based on monitoring and evaluation of existing and new policies and prevailing social and economic conditions.

It also allows the Government to take into account the varied and complex reasons women have lower participation rates than men, including age, education, family status, cultural background and caring responsibilities.

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