The Women’s Economic Equality Taskforce will provide independent advice to the Government on a broad range of issues facing women in Australia, including to inform the development of a National Strategy to Achieve Gender Equality.
The Taskforce, which was a commitment in the recent election campaign, will include eminent women from various backgrounds, experiences, and expertise.
Minister for Women Katy Gallagher said the new taskforce would have an important advisory role feeding into the national gender equality strategy and employment white paper. “The collective experience and advice of these outstanding women will be crucial as the Albanese Government works to re-elevate Australia’s status as a leader on gender equality.
“The task force will be an important contributor, alongside other consultation and engagement pathways, in driving progress on gender equality and keeping women at the centre of government policy and decision making,” Senator Gallagher said.