Liberals claim jump in women on boards
THE Hodgman Government says it is one of the leaders in the nation in relation to the number of women on the boards of Government Business Enterprises and stateowned companies.
‘Tasmania has had the biggest growth of women’s representation on government boards across all states and territories, except Victoria, increasing from 33.8 per cent in 2015 to 40.1 per cent as of September 2017,” Human Services Minister Jacquie Petrusma said.
She said the Women on Boards Strategy Annual Re- port 2017 shows that since the strategy’s release in 2015 there had been a 6.3 per cent rise in the number of board positions held by women.
The Government said 48 per cent of all new appointments in the past 12 months were women.