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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.

On 29 September 2017 the second report on the implementation of the Women on Board Strategy 2015-2020 was released. The report shows that the percentage of Tasmanian Government board and committee positions held by women had increased from 33.8 per cent in April 2015 to 40.1 per cent in September 2017. This represents an increase of around 19 per cent in the ratio of women board members, and an increase of 6.3 percentage points in the number of board positions held by women since 2015.

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 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

Other State and Territory Government board registers

Vacancies

Information about current vacancies can be found here.

Women on State Sporting Organisation Boards

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, CSR supports the sector to implement governance structures that promote diversity in senior roles of sports governance. CSR is committed to monitoring female representation on State Sporting Organisation boards as a baseline measure of diversity in the sector.

Board Diversity Scholarships

The Government Board Diversity Scholarship Program is a joint initiative of the Tasmanian Government and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

The Program aims to increase the number of Tasmanian women with the skills needed to serve as a Company Director and as members of government boards and committees.

The Tasmanian Government is contributing $150 000 over three years towards the cost of the scholarships, which are for the AICD's Company Directors Course and Foundations of Directorship. The recipients of the third round of scholarships were announced by the Minister for Women on 8 November 2017.

If  you have any further queries about the Board Diversity Scholarships, please call the AICD Tasmanian office on 6242 2200.

Useful links and resources

Useful links and resources


Contact Communities, Sport and Recreation (CSR)

Phone: 03 6232 7133
Toll-free phone: 1800 204 224
Fax: 03 6173 0257
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.gov.au then ask for 03 6232 7133
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