Gender Equality in Procurement

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Driving better outcomes for women in the workplace.
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Gender Equity in Procurement

Exciting news! 

The Cook Government is continuing to leverage its purchasing power to drive better outcomes for women in the workplace.

From 1 July 2024, all eligible suppliers bidding for State agency contracts will be required to disclose their compliance with Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) reporting obligations. Government trading enterprises (GTEs) will also implement gender responsive procurement measures in a separate pilot project. 

This move follows a successful two-year pilot that has already seen contracts worth over half a billion dollars awarded with a gender equality clause.

Finance continues to support workplace choices for women and believes we all can drive cultural change, together!

Read the media statement for more information.