Department of Family and Community Services


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Women NSW would like to acknowledge the significant contribution to this Report by Dr Ian Watson, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Macquarie University, who provided methodological advice and analysis of data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey.

We would also like to thank staff from the following NSW and Australian Government agencies who generously contributed ideas and information to the Report:

NSW Government

Department of Attorney General and Justice (including the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Anti-Discrimination Board and Corrective Services NSW) 

Department of Education and Communities (including the NSW Board of Studies and Sport and Recreation) 

WorkCover Authority of NSW 

Department of Premier and Cabinet 

Public Service Commission

Ministry of Health 

Transport for NSW (Bureau of Transport Statistics).

Australian Government

Australian Human Rights Commission 

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 

Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education 

Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

We also extend our gratitude to the Australian Institute of Company Directors and YWCA Australia, which provided advice and data for the Report.

Cover photo: Dr Cathy Foley, Chief, CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering –Winner of the 2013 NSW Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year. 

Family and Community Services, Women NSW

Level 3, 55 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW 2000 

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Telephone: 02 9248 1840 



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© Family and Community Services 2013