Federal election 2019

Diversity and inclusion

The future prosperity of Australia will depend on embracing new technology to address critical national challenges.

The Academy has identified six key priorities for an incoming federal government, where immediate action will result in significant benefit to Australia.

We will profile one priority a week through the campaign. This week’s priority is Diversity and inclusion.

  • Implement a coordinated, national policy to overcome the cultural, institutional and organisational factors that discourage girls and women from studying STEM, and that limit their opportunities to pursue careers in STEM-underpinned organisations.
  • Develop a national gender equity framework tailored for small and medium enterprises, which includes a toolkit of proven actions and approaches to advance gender equity without regulatory burden.
  • Progressively incentivise gender equity across STEM-underpinned businesses through procurement and grant policies.

You can download all six of the Academy’s election priorities below.