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PARLIAMENT OF AUSTRALIA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Gender representation requirements for the Executive Government Part 2 Section ^6 Part 2—1 Gender representation requirements for 2 the Executive Government 3 4 ^6 Gender representation requirements for Ministers of State and 5 members of the Cabinet 6 (1) Before recommending to the Governor-General that a person be 7 appointed as a Minister of State, the Prime Minister must be 8 satisfied that, after the appointment: 9 (a) at least the required percentage of Ministers of State will be 10 male; and 11 (b) at least the required percentage of Ministers of State will be 12 female; and 13 (c) at least the required percentage of members of the Cabinet 14 will be male; and 15 (d) at least the required percentage of members of the Cabinet 16 will be female. 17 (2) Subsection (1) does not apply unless, after the appointment, there 18 will be at least 5 Ministers of State (including the Prime Minister). 19 ^7 Gender representation requirements for Secretaries 20 (1) Before recommending to the Governor-General that a person be 21 appointed as a Secretary of a Department of State, the Prime 22 Minister must be satisfied that, after the appointment: 23 (a) at least the required percentage of Secretaries of Departments 24 of State will be male; and 25 (b) at least the required percentage of Secretaries of Departments 26 of State will be female. 27 (2) Subsection (1) does not apply if, when making the appointment, 28 there are insufficient vacant offices to be able to comply with that 29 subsection. 30 Note: The Prime Minister must report to the Parliament if this subsection 31 applies in relation to an appointment: see section ^12. No. , 2016 Executive Government (Gender Representation) Bill 2016 5 186 The Last Sentry at the Gate: Clive Palmer & the 44th Parliament of Australia


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