Following the ACT women’s plan 2010-2015, ACT Minister for Women Yvette Berry has outlined the 2016-2026 Women’s Plan, which seeks to understand the experiences of women in the ACT. The aim of the plan is ensuring that ACT government services are working to improve outcomes for all women. In a media release Yvette Berry MLA Canberra's progress towards closing the gender pay gap can 'mask areas where women may be doing it tough. Canberra’s women face a range of challenges. Women make up 84.9% of Canberran’s heading one-parent families, 92% of primary carers for children with disabilities and we continue to undertake twice as many unpaid caring hours as men. One in five women is living with a disability and 9% have a first language other than English.'
The plan, formed in consultation with the Ministerial Advisory Council on Women, will consider the full range of women’s experiences across priority areas including Health and Wellbeing, Housing and Homelessness and Economic Security.