Explore the likelihood of women holding various roles in Australia’s IR sector
No major foreign policy, defence, intelligence, or trade white paper, inquiry or review has been led by awoman.
Every single political appointee to Australia’s 10 largest overseas posts has been aman.
Women have led Australia’s internationally focused departments* 4 times out of around 200 appointments inhistory.
*DFAT, AGs, Defence, Home Affairs (formerly Immigration), PM&C, Treasury, AFP, Austrade and intelligenceagencies.
Women involved as author and advisers on major foreign policy, defence, intelligence, trade white papers, inquiries orreviews.
Female star ranked officers in theADF.
2 of 14 heads of the government departments and agencies with an international focus arewomen.
Women made up 2 of the 11 members on the 45th Parliament’s Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security. From 1999-2006, and again in 2015, it waszero.
From 1999 to 2006, and again as recently as in 2015, it waszero.
3 out of 12 members of the National Security Secretaries’ Committee are women, up from zero in2015-16.
MPs in the Australian House of Representatives arewomen.
36% of senior management in the internationally focused government departments and agencies arewomen.
36% of DFAT’s senior executive service are women, while 58% of DFAT’s total staff isfemale.
Australia’s overseas posts led bywomen
36.8% of Australia’s overseas posts are led by women, but only two of Australia’s 10 largest overseas posts (Washington DC, Jakarta, Port Moresby, London, New Delhi, Bangkok, Beijing, Manila, Dili &Tokyo.)
45% of senior management in the Australian Public Service arewomen.