Australian Government



Guidance on Caretaker Conventions

The Government is now in a caretaker period. Until the new government is sworn in, government operations are conducted in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions.


The BoardLinks database connects Australia’s industry leading women with opportunities to be considered for Australian Government board appointments. The database is used by the Australian Government to source candidates for appointment to Australian Government boards. 

Achieving gender balance on boards is widely recognised as a commercial imperative. Companies with female representation on their boards outperformed others by 8.7 per cent over five years. The Australian Government is committed to achieving its gender diversity target of women and men each holding at least 40 per cent of Government board positions and women holding overall 50 per cent of Government board positions. BoardLinks is key in supporting the Government to achieve this target.