Abigroup Diversity Forum
Written on the 14 March 2012
Last Thursday I had the honour of representing the Minister for Women's Affairs, Mary Wooldridge, with an address to the Abigroup diversity forum. Abigroup works within the construction and engineering sector -- historically a male-dominated industry. Abigroup has taken a leadership role in recognising the importance of encouraging greater diversity in their workforce and addressing issues such as gender inequity and industrial segregation. The work that Abigroup is undertaking in this area was particularly relevant last Thursday, which was International Women's Day. I know that many people in this chamber attended many different functions and events in celebration of International Women's Day, as was highlighted by Mrs Coote.