The Australian Public Service (APS) Gender Equality Strategy 2021-26 seeks to drive practical and impactful action for lasting change.
An independent evaluation of the outgoing strategy found it had a positive impact on progressing gender equality across the APS. However, there is more to be done and evaluation indicated that we cannot become complacent on gender equality.
The refreshed strategy sought broad consultation, including APS-wide staff engagement, ensuring a diversity of views were represented.
As part of the Strategy and a recommendation of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Respect@Work Report, agencies must develop gender equality strategies or action plans that address sexual harassment and safe and respectful workplaces.
Guidance and an implementation plan are being developed to support agencies. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the Strategy.