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Building equality in gender policies

Governments around Australia are pushing the building and construction industry to take action on gender equality policies. Earlier this year the Victorian government revealed the Building Equality Policy (BEP), aimed at creating training and employment opportunities for women through government procurement on building, infrastructure, civil engineering and any other capital works projects. Under the gender […]

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RAC apprentice wins tradeswoman of the year award

TAFE Queensland refrigeration and air conditioning apprentice Natasha Kirchner has been chosen as the Construction Skills Queensland Tradeswoman of the Year at the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Awards in Brisbane. Held annually, the NAWIC Awards showcase the achievements and industry advancements of women, men and organisations in the construction industry. A third-year […]

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COVID-19 and gender equality in lockdown

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and the Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC) have partnered with the University of Queensland to understand how COVID-19 is impacting men’s and women’s careers. The research project, which takes the form of an online survey, aims to explore how people’s home and work lives have been altered during the […]