The Australian Defence Force has announced new targets to increase the number of women in its ranks, driven by a new campaign launched on Tuesday.
Women make up just 18% of the armed forces. In the army it is about 12% but as part of the new targets announced in Darwin, the aim is to have 15% by 2018. Other targets aim to increase navy and airforce participation – both currently about 18% – to 25% by 2023.
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