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Women on Tasmanian boards and committees

Increasing women's participation

The Tasmanian Government is committed to a target of 50 per cent representation of women across government boards and committees by July 2020.

On 1 July 2015, the Minister for Women, Jacquie Petrusma MP, released the Women on Boards Strategy 2015-20: A Five-Year Plan for Improving Gender Equity on Tasmanian Government Boards and Committees.

The Strategy outlines actions for increasing women’s participation on government boards and committees. It also complements the Tasmanian Women’s Plan 2013-18 and will help break down the barriers that produce inequities for women and girls.

Women on State Sporting Organisation Boards

The Sport and Club Development (SCD) section of Communities, Sport and Recreation (CSR) is committed to providing leadership to the Tasmanian sporting sector in the key area of governance. Through the provision of resources, SCD supports the sector to implement governance structures that promote diversity in senior roles of sports governance. SCD is committed to monitoring female representation on SSO boards as a baseline measure of diversity in the sector.  

Board Diversity Scholarships

A joint initiative of the State Government and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) is the 2015 Government Board Diversity Scholarship Program.

The Minister for Women, Jacquie Petrusma and Treasurer Peter Gutwein and AICD State Manager Cathie Goss announced the recipients of the scholarships at a reception at Parliament House in December 2015.

The 2016 Government Board Diversity Scholarship Program will open for applications in the latter half of 2016.

About the Tasmanian Women's Register

The Tasmanian Women's Register is a secure on-line database of women who would like to be appointed to Government boards and committees. The Register assists in identifying suitable women who are skilled, experienced and interested in appointment. The Register is administered by CSR, in the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

The Women's Register enables you to enter information about your educational and professional qualifications, employment and unpaid work experience as well as other areas of interest and expertise. You can also indicate your interest in appointment to a board or committee in the business or community sectors, and/or your interest in programs which provide mentoring support to girls and women.Tasmanian Women's Register Button

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The Register is available to Ministers, Ministerial advisers and designated officers in each department, and is maintained in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act 2004. The Register is password protected to ensure that the integrity and confidentiality of information is maintained, and only authorised people can conduct searches. You may remove your name from the register any time on-line or by emailing womens.register@dpac.tas.gov.au


See also:

Other State and Territory Government board registers
Useful links and resources

Contact Communities, Sport and Recreation (CSR)

Phone: 03 6232 7133
Toll-free phone: 1800 204 224
Fax: 03 6233 5685
Email: csr@dpac.tas.gov.au

View the full contact details for CSR, including our North and North-West regional offices.

If you are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service:

  • TTY users phone 133 677, then ask for 03 6232 7133
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 03 6232 7133
  • Internet relay users connect to the NRS www.relayservice.com.au then ask for 03 6232 7133
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