Call for women quo­tas

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

AUS­TRALIA has been told to fol­low the lead of other west­ern coun­tries that man­date quo­tas for women on com­pany boards.

On In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day, Gov­er­nor-Gen­eral Quentin Bryce, pic­tured, has called for fe­male quo­tas to en­sure more women are in­cluded on boards, with only 11 per cent rep­re­sented on ASX200 listed com­pa­nies.

Dr Sara Charlesworth from RMIT Univer­sity says Aus­tralia has a long way to reach the board­room goals achieved by their coun­ter­parts in the UK, United States, New Zealand and Scan­di­navia.

‘‘ We’re fall­ing be­hind those coun­tries we’d as­sume had sim­i­lar val­ues and cul­ture,’’ she said.

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