In this paper, a study is to be made of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policies in Victoria, for the decade, 1982-1992, using the Victorian Ministry of Education as a case study. The central focus is on policies designed to increase the number of women in senior administrative positions, to the extent to which these have been carried out and they degree of success. The study covers a period of time with a labor government, an economic depression and adds to the body of documentation on the gender imbalances in the teaching profession. The paper will also explore what the 'problem of gender imbalance means, what is causing and promoting it and some possibilities for change.' Porter, Warry and Apelt, 1992.