State Government leading the way for gender diversity in sport

10 December 2018
The State Government has helped spearhead a push for Australian sports governing bodies to commit to having at least 50 per cent women on their executive boards and committees.
  • WA Government helps secure national target of 50 per cent women in leadership roles at Australia's sports governing bodies.
  • Agreement reached at Meeting of Sport and Recreation Ministers in Sydney
  • Federal Government adopts new policy after push from Western Australia and other States.

Netball coach talking to players

The deal was struck at the recent Meeting of Sport and Recreation Ministers in Sydney, which saw the tabling of the draft National Policy Framework for Girls and Women.

The 50 per cent target is 10 per cent higher than what was originally proposed, and reflects women's representation in the community.

The new target was endorsed by all jurisdictions and is now Federal Government policy which will be enacted nationally.

The McGowan Government will work with Western Australia's sport and recreation industry to develop a staged implementation strategy to assist sports with any transition.