TWO surveys aimed at shedding light on gender diversity in the Australian maritime sector have been prepared by industry group Maritime Industry Australia.

One survey is aimed at employees and the other targets business owners and human resource managers.

MIAL chief executive Teresa Lloyd said the surveys were in keeping with the 2019 World Maritime Day theme of Empowering Women in the Maritime Community.  

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With this data, MIAL is to analyse how organisations promote diversity and will look to develop industry initiatives to increase diversity and inclusion. 

Whereas the MIAL Seafaring Skills Census 2018 focused on seagoing roles, this survey intends to explore other roles within the industry.

Although diversity and inclusion encompass a range of groups, these surveys focus on women. 

“The maritime industry is taking great strides toward gender parity in terms of participation, seniority and remuneration,” Ms Lloyd said.

“This survey will highlight the great work already being done and focus areas for continued attention in the future.”

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