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Towards 2025
An Australian Government Strategy to
Boost Women's Workforce Participation

 

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Towards 2025
An Australian Government Strategy to
Boost Women’s Workforce Participation

 
 

Ministerial Statement

"Supporting women to participate in the workforce is an economic and social priority for the Turnbull Government — it’s good for women, families, business and our economy."

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Michaelia Cash

Michaelia Cash
Minister for Women
Minister for Employment
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service

 

Participation is an
economic priority

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Strategy at
a glance

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Government is
setting the pace

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Action Areas

 

Action area: Child care

Ensuring affordable, accessible and flexible child care.

 

Action area: Workplace diversity and flexibility

Improving workplace diversity and flexibility.

 

Action area: Jobs of the future

Supporting women to innovate, succeed as entrepreneurs and thrive in jobs of the future.

 

Action area: Economic security

Strengthening women’s economic security.

 

Action area: Financial incentives

Enhancing financial incentives to work.

Target Groups

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have a considerably lower rate of workforce participation compared to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men (51.5 per cent and 65 per cent respectively).

Action for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

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Culturally and linguistically diverse women

Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women have a significantly lower rate of workforce participation compared to CALD men (47.3 per cent and 69.5 per cent respectively).

Action for Culturally and linguistically diverse women

Mature age women

Mature age women have a considerably lower rate of workforce participation compared to mature age men (58.8 per cent and 71.9 per cent respectively).

Action for Mature age women

Rural and regional women

Rural and regional women have a lower rate of workforce participation compared to rural and regional men (56.5 per cent and 66.8 per cent respectively).
 

Action for Rural and regional women

Women with disability

Women with disability have a considerably lower rate of workforce participation compared to men with disability (49.4 per cent and 57.8 per cent respectively).

Action for Women with disability

Young women

The workforce participation rate of young women (15‑24 years) is slightly lower compared to young men (66.4 per cent and 67.4 per cent respectively).

Action for Young women

Data Snapshot

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