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(Minister for Women)
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Julie Bishop was minister for women

Ministerial position in the Government of Australia

The Minister for Women is a ministerial position in the Government of Australia. Ministers holding the position, first introduced in 1976, have held several different titles. They have often held other portfolios, and sometimes sat in Cabinet of Australia. All but the first two office-holders have been women.


In the Government of Australia, the Minister administers the portfolio through the Office for Women within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, with the budget being administered through the Department of Social Services. The Minister works with other Government Ministers to ensure that women's issues and gender equality are taken into consideration in policy and program development and implementation. The Office for Women supports the Minister in this role, and is the central source of advice for Government agencies on the impact of Government policies and programmes for Australian women.


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Julie Bishop27 January 20063 December 2007
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