More women, but still a struggle to break into SES boys’ club

Women in the Australian Public Service have now reached at least equal representation with men at all levels up to and including executive level 1, according to the Australian Public Service Commission’s new State of the Service blog.

A recent post covered progress made on women’s representation going all the way back to federation in 1901, when they “were generally few in number and working at lower levels” and “their conditions and rights were not equal to those of men”.

The post reports:

“Since 1995, women’s representation has almost doubled at EL2 and SES Band 1, tripled at SES Band 2. SES Band 3 representation has increased five-fold.

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