Australian Indigenous Governance masterclass

Women in Governance


The number of women in important governing roles in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations, communities and organisations is growing.

But just like in the wider non-Indigenous Australian environment, challenges remain for women in Indigenous governance settings. These challenges are not just about the numbers; that is, equal representation of women reflected in membership, governance leadership, or organisational staffing and membership.

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