A new Australian Financial Reporting Standards (AFRS) framework has been introduced to ensure women are not discriminated against when it comes to how they dress or what they wear, after a backlash against an earlier version.
The changes were announced at the beginning of the year, when former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced a gender-neutral dress code.
“It’s a good time to put forward a proposal for an inclusive dress code,” Ms Greene said.
“I think that we should have a more inclusive dress policy, and this is one that is the fairest.”
Ms Greene is one of a handful of female political leaders to sign the “Girly Code of Conduct” which aims to ensure more women are included in decision-making and decisions about their appearance.
It aims to promote a “girly, sexy” look for women, and to encourage them to wear a variety of styles.
The changes to the dress code will apply to all Australian women, regardless of gender.
Women will also have the right to choose their own styles of dress, and be able to choose which companies they want to work with and work with whom, and what type of work they want done, among other things.
But women have long had concerns that dress codes and dress codes alone are not enough to address gender inequality, especially in the workplace.
A new report from the National Centre for Women and Gender (NCWG) found that in the public sector, gender inequality in the workforce was one of the top issues of concern for female workers, with women experiencing high levels of discrimination and lack of career progression.
NCWGs report also found that women faced high levels, or higher, levels of gender-based harassment, harassment of their partners, and discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation.
Women are also more likely to be discriminated against in the workplaces they work in, with one in five workers experiencing harassment or verbal abuse in the first four months of their employment, according to the report.
In a statement, Ms Greenec said she hoped the changes would encourage more women to work and to contribute to a fairer society.
She said the changes could also help prevent women from being treated unfairly by others in the organisation.
“It is important that organisations take a more proactive approach to addressing the barriers and concerns that women face, particularly in the context of an increasing number of workplace environments that do not reflect women’s best interests,” she said.
Ms Greenec’s announcement comes just weeks after Senator Wendy Davis said the introduction of the new dress code was an “unacceptable” response to the “giant” issue of “skinny Fit Greens”.
“We need a dress code, we need a ‘girlish’ dress code for all of us,” Senator Davis said.
Topics:feminism,women,women-in-government,government-and-politics,business-economics-and_finance,business,people,government,nsw,australiaFirst posted November 01, 2018 06:23:13Contact Nick PurdonMore stories from New South Wales