Established in 1967, the National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women (NACEW) (the Council) is a long-standing Ministerial advisory body. It has a track record of addressing issues of concern for women in employment.

The Council’s purpose is to provide the Minister with high quality advice on employment issues for women and inform government policy development in this area that align with Ministerial priorities. Through its work it enables women’s participation in employment, leading to greater economic independence and better outcomes for women.

These Terms of Reference set out the protocols, membership, and other important functions of NACEW.