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Funding to improve women’s participation in local government

The Federal Government is funding a range of projects as a commitment to the 2010 Year of Women in Local Government. $490,000 will be made available to help improve the participation of women in the nation’s councils and shires. Data shows that less than 30 per cent of councillors are women; 20 per cent of senior management roles are filled by women; and only 7 per cent of council Chief Executive Officers are women.

Media Release (09/10/09) from Australia. Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government; and Australia. Minister for the Status of Women