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We believe strongly in equal opportunity for women, and have a long history of championing the rights of women in higher education.

In 1881 the University was the first Australian university to admit women to academic courses.

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The University is committed to improving the gender equity of its senior leadership, and has a number of initiatives, activities and groups that are helping work towards this goal.

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Dornwell framework

In 2015, the University launched the Dornwell Framework, the University’s first gender equity strategy for staff.

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Family-friendly employer

There are many family-friendly initiatives we offer women and men at the University.

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