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ACS Canberra is hosting an event to promote diversity, culture & leadership, as part of an International Women's Day celebration at the National Portrait Gallery on Tuesday 5 March 2019. WGEA Director, Libby Lyons, will be joined by other panellists to discuss diversity and inclusion. 

It was this month, 135 years ago that Julia Margaret Guerin (Bella for short) graduated from Melbourne University. Who is Bella you ask? She was the first ever woman to graduate from a university in Australia.

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The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) today released today which shows that over the last five years, employer action is improving workplace gender equality. The Agency’s Director, Libby Lyons, is launching the 2017-18 WGEA data at the National Press Club in Canberra today.

The national gender pay gap has reached its lowest level in 20 years at 14.6%. So, this year, Equal Pay Day will be on Friday 31 August, marking the 62 additional days from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same pay as men.

Australian employers that measure their gender pay gaps are making positive progress in closing gaps between women’s and men’s pay, with leadership accountability being the key ingredient, a new report shows.