Media releases

For any media enquiries, please contact our Media and Communications Manager Murray Black on 0438 071 876 or email murray.black@wgea.gov.au.

Media Releases 2019

In the lead-up to the announcement of the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Order of Australia awards, community organisation Honour a Woman and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency are highlighting the current gender inequalities in the awards system and asking all Australians to nominate more women for awards.

Focus on flexible work, parental leave and women in leadership

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) announced today the list of 2018-19 WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation holders. 

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures released today show that the national gender pay gap has again dropped, reaching its lowest point in over 20 years at 14.1%.

Media Releases 2018

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.

Media Releases 2017

Archived Media Releases

Women make up half of the nation’s workforce but earn only 77 per cent of men’s average full-time income, according to the latest gender equality scorecard, which will be launched by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) at the National Press Club today. 

Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, in collaboration with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, has today released a report demonstrating that amongst top tier managers in Australian organisations, men are paid on average $100,000 per year more than women.