Workplace Gender Equality Agency head Helen Conway walks


The federal government’s servant of gender equality in the workplace has quit. She says the agency has reached a “significant milestone” at the end of her five-year term.

The federal government’s workplace gender diversity champion has quit.

Employment Minister Eric Abetz has announced Helen Conway’s resignation from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency to take effect in March. He says she led the agency with “skill, energy and diligence — something that has earned her respect in all quarters”.

“The Australian government greatly appreciates her service. I wish her all the best for the future,” he said.

The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Michaelia Cash, paid tribute to Conway in a statement:

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