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Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards 2012-2013
Office for Women
5th August 2013
The Australian Government is strongly committed to gender equality, including through achieving its 40:40:20 target to achieve gender balance on Australian Government Boards. This commitment to gender equality is also demonstrated through the Government’s strong focus and initiatives on women’s economic security and overall participation in society. In 2012–13, this has included introducing Dad and Partner Pay, removing barriers to women participating in front line combat roles, and introducing...
Address by Chair of the Advisory Panel on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children - 23 July 2013
Office for Women
23rd July 2013
An address by Ken Lay, the Chair of the Advisory Panel on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children.
Influencing Consumer Behaviour: Improving Regulatory Design Research Paper
18th December 2012
Regulation may be necessary for the proper functioning of society and the economy. The aim is to deliver effective and efficient regulation: effective in addressing problems; efficient in maximising net benefits. However, how effective and efficient regulatory interventions are may depend on how successful interventions are in changing people’s behaviour. This paper analyses two broad approaches in economics to considering consumer behaviour: rational choice theory and behavioural...
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Annual Report 2011-12
19th November 2012
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet - Annual Report 2011-12
Portfolio Budget Statements 2012 - 2013
1st November 2012
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio Budget Statements 2012 - 2013.
Best Practice Regulation Report 2011-12
17th October 2012
The Best Practice Regulation Report 2011-12: details compliance with the best practice regulation requirements of the Australian Government and Council of Australian Governments for 2011-12, details the status of post-implementation reviews, and discusses developments during the year, particularly those assisting agencies.
A Technical Report on the Gender Wage Gap in the Australian Graduate Labour Market, 2002-11
Office for Women
7th September 2012
The existence of a gender wage gap is widely documented in many labour markets. This technical report disaggregates graduate labour market data from the Australian Graduate Survey (AGS) and the Beyond Graduation Survey (BGS) to investigate the nature of the gender wage gap in the Australian graduate labour market over the decade 2002-11. As expected from prior research and a large body of anecdotal evidence, we find evidence of a gender wage gap favouring men in the Australian graduate labour...
Best Practice Regulation Report 2010-11
13th December 2011
The Best Practice Regulation Report 2010-11: details compliance with the best practice regulation requirements of the Australian Government and Council of Australian Governments for 2010-11, details the status of post-implementation reviews, outlines the implementation of recent revisions to the best practice regulation process, and discusses emerging issues.
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Annual Report 2010-11
21st November 2011
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet - Annual Report 2010-11
2011 Independent Review of the Intelligence Community
16th November 2011
The 2011 report of the Independent Review of the Intelligence Community (the Review), was the first comprehensive review of the Australian intelligence community since the 2004 inquiry conducted by Mr Philip Flood AO. The Flood inquiry recommended that Australia's intelligence agencies undergo external review every five to seven years. The Review found that Australia's intelligence agencies are performing well following a period of significant growth to deal with the security challenges of...