Australian Public Service Gender Equality Strategy refresh
The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC), in partnership with Office for Women is conducting a refresh of the APS Gender Equality Strategy.
Balancing the Future: Australian Public Service Gender Equality Strategy 2016–19 set out actions for driving high performance and boosting productivity in the Australian Public Service (APS). An independent evaluation of the outgoing strategy found it had a positive impact on progressing gender equality across the APS. However, the evaluation indicated that we cannot become complacent on gender equality. To maintain momentum and sustain the gains we have achieved, the APS must renew its energy as well as broaden its approach to gender equality to ensure the benefits are shared by all both now and into the future.
The refreshed strategy seeks to drive practical and impactful action for lasting change. Broad consultation, including APS-wide staff engagement will ensure a diversity of views are represented in a final refreshed strategy.
Please diversitystrategies [at] apsc.gov.au (subject: Gender%20Equality%20Refresh) (email us) if you have any questions about the Australian Public Service Gender Equality Strategy refresh.
The refreshed Australian Public Service Gender Equality Strategy will be launched in 2021 following an endorsement process.
Balancing the Future: The Australian Public Service Gender Equality Strategy 2016-19
- 1 Driving a supportive and enabling culture
- 2 Gender equality in APS leadership
- 3 Innovation to embed gender equality in employment
- 4 Increased take-up of flexible work arrangements by men and women
- 5 Measurement and evaluation
Evaluation Reports on the APS Gender Equality Strategy
Balancing the Future: The Australian Public Service Gender Equality Strategy 2016-2019 - Final Evaluation - (PDF 1.16 MB)
- ‘Are we there yet?’: fact sheets for agencies - (PDF 225.71 KB)