The equal treatment of women should be at the core of any Australian workplace, regardless of its size, history or purpose. As such, Defence is committed to greater representation within Defence at all levels of the organisation, and is embracing differences and demonstrating fair, respectful and inclusive behaviour.
Defence has a broad range of recruitment programs and pathways to increase the participation of women in both the ADF and Defence Australian Public Service workforce, which include the Defence Graduate Program and the ADF Gap Year Program.
Defence’s ability to embrace a more diverse and inclusive culture is critically important to attract and retain the workforce needed to meet current and future challenges.
As at 1 January 2020, women represented 44.9% of the Defence APS.