The National Strategy to achieve Gender Equality is being developed by the Government’s Office for Women in consultation with people around Australia. The strategy will guide whole-of-community action to make Australia one of the best countries in the world for a gender-equal society.
At the event, the Minister outlined:
- How the strategy will engage with business and industry;
- Key reforms for workplaces (building on those already introduced via the Respect At Work, and Fair Work amendments in 2022);
- How the Government is prioritising gender equality in other areas;
- How the Government is ensuring the National Strategy takes an intersectional approach.
Following her presentation, the Minister joined DCA CEO Lisa Annese, to take audience questions.
About Senator The Hon Katy Gallagher
Katy Gallagher has dedicated her working life to improving the lives of Australians, whether it was advocating for people with disability as a community worker, standing up for the rights of public servants as a Community and Public Sector Union Organiser or delivering for citizens of Canberra as the Chief Minister of the ACT.
As a Minister in the ACT Government and later as Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher led a progressive and future-focused government that legislated marriage equality, started Australia’s first public nurse-led walk-in medical centres and committed the Government to a 100% renewable energy target by 2020.
As a senior Cabinet Minister holding the Federal Governments finance and the women’s portfolios, Katy Gallagher is passionate about making women’s equal opportunity an economic and social priority of government.