Lib­er­als claim jump in women on boards

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

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.

Jacquie Petrusma

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