STEM diversity blockers need strategic fix: review

Joseph Brookes
Senior Reporter

A myriad of government programs have failed to address the structural diversity barriers in Australia’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields over the last decade, according to an outside review calling for a new holistic approach.

The review’s final recommendations, to be released by Industry and Science minister Ed Husic on Tuesday, call on the government to lead a new long-term strategy to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM with dedicated resourcing and experts able to work across government.

It also backs tougher diversity and workplace safety conditions for organisations that receive public funding in a move that would mimic the positive duty being placed on company directors this year to prevent workplace sexual harassment.

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