Australian councils employ equality

By Lilia Guan   The Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) said there has been a strong drive for equality in the workplace.   In an interview with Government News, Darriea Turley, national president of ALGWA and councillor at Broken Hill City Council said local councils from Australia were implementing policies to ensure a sustainable […]

YoWiLG gains momentum

By Angela Dorizas Local government’s campaign to increase the representation of women in senior levels of the sector is gaining momentum, with some already proclaiming the Year of Women in Local Government (YoWiLG) campaign to be a huge success. Women currently account for fewer than 30 per cent of councillors, 20 per cent of senior […]

Grants for women in government

By Staff Writer Women in government have been reminded to submit their applications for the 2010 Women’s Leadership Grants. Launched at the 2009 Premier’s Women’s Summit in Melbourne last month, the $500,000 grants program aims to increase the capacity of women to participate in decision making and leadership opportunities, increase diversity among Victoria’s female leaders […]

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