Women's Bureau

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Type of entity

Commonwealth department

Authorized form of name

Women's Bureau

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Description area

Dates of existence

1968 - 1997


The precursor to the Women’s Bureau was established in 1963 within the Department of Labour and National Service, with the intention that it primarily be a research unit that would also serve as a point of contact for non-governmental women’s organisations. This became the Women’s Bureau in 1968, and was concerned with such issues as equal pay and childcare policies. The Bureau was dissolved in 1997.


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Prepared by Stacey Herder on 30 September 2016.




Russell, L., & Sawer, M. (1999). The Rise and Fall of the Australian Women's Bureau. Australian Journal Of Politics & History, 45(3), 362.

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