The first NSW Annual Report on the Status of Women to be published this year
April 2, 2012
Minister for Women Pru Goward confirmed that the first Annual Report on the Status of Women in NSW will be published in 2012.
“The report will be an authoritative statement of how women are faring in NSW today,” Ms Goward said.
“Without baseline data it is impossible for any government to seriously devise policy reforms to benefit women and thereby our state.
“Labor’s gross failure over 16 years to invest in capabilities, including data and analysis, as underlined in the Schott Report, again demonstrates the hollowness of Labor’s sanctimony about women’s rights.
“The first Annual Report on the Status of Women in NSW will provide data on NSW women, with a focus on indicators where inequality between men and women remains an issue.
“This is another election commitment which will be delivered in full – again.
“Proper evidence and rigorous analysis will provide a solid basis on which policy and interventions can be built. This report will provide hard evidence to start people thinking about gender perspectives anew.
“The report will be organised around five themes that are central to women’s life experiences:
• Health and well-being
• Education and learning
• Economic participation and financial security
• Leadership and representation
• Safety and access to justice.
“The report aims to raise awareness of how women’s and men’s lives differ. It will also provide the basic evidence government, business and the community needs to inform action on issues concerning women.
“Preliminary indicators reinforce the NSW Government’s key priorities and show that:
• Women hold only 14 per cent of technician and trades jobs in NSW
• Women hold 34 per cent of management jobs in NSW and make up just 21 per cent of chief executives, general managers and senior legislators
• While the hourly pay gap for full-time workers is $4.60 per hour, the annual total earnings pay gap is $12,500 per year.”
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