Submissions and reports based in the findings of the research project Equity and Diversity in the Australian Architectural Profession.

Our research findings have informed Parlour’s advocacy work and publications, along with academic papers and publications. They have also provided the base for a number of submissions to inquiries and the reports used in the development of the Australian Institute of Architects Gender Equity Policy.

Over time we will publish a set of Parlour Reports on particular themes. In the meantime, we share the following as drafts for other researchers, advocates and activists.

Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review

Parlour’s submission to this review, undertaken by the Human Rights Commission, was prepared by Susie Ashworth and Justine Clark.

Parlour submission

Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work Final report from the Human Rights Commission

Issues of Registration

This submission to the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia was prepared by Amanda Roan and Gill Matthewson and outlines preliminary findings in relation to registration.

Issues of Registration


A number of reports compiled by Naomi Stead, Gill Matthewson and Neph Wake provided the evidence base for the development of the Australian Institute of Architects Gender Equity Policy. These are offered as drafts below:

Census Report

Parlour Surveys Women and Men

Women’s involvement in the architecture profession

Priorities and Perceptions Around Equity Policy

Background Report into Equity and Diversity Policies in Architecture and Associated Professions in Australia

Equity and Diversity policy issues and options paper to steering committee Sept 2013

Technical Reports

The technical reports on the surveys Where Do All the Women Go and What About the Men can be accessed below.

Technical Report: And What About the Men?

Technical Report: Where do All the Women go?