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New research by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) and Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) offers definitive proof that gender equity drives better performance, greater productivity and greater profitability

What will the future of work look like? As the world embraces advances in technology, we stand to benefit from workplaces that can remove barriers that prohibited many from participating in the labour force, increase workplace flexibility and improve productivity and innovation.

Research released by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) and the Agency reveals a strong causal relationship between an increase in the number of women in key decision-making positions and subsequent improvements in company performance.

In the lead-up to the announcement of the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Order of Australia awards, community movement Honour a Woman and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency are encouraging all state and territory governments to develop and embed gender equality-focused nomination processes for the Australian Honours to ensure women receive due recognition for their essential work.

You may have noticed that the Reporting section of the Agency’s website has a new look! We’ve transformed all the print reporting guides into the ‘Guide to reporting’, your one-stop-shop for guidance on the reporting process. 

The impacts of COVID-19 has been widespread and profound, affecting the economy, families and our working lives. Whilst this crisis is still evolving and the long-terms impacts are still unknown, the Agency has published a research paper analysing the impact of COVID-19 through a gendered lens.

This month we celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD, originally a day of protest born out of the labour movement in the early 20th century, has evolved into a multifaceted celebration of women’s political, economic and civil rights.

Our Director Libby Lyons was due to present at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which was cancelled this year due to COVID-19. Read an extract of her speech that she would have made at the event.

Are you ready to report this year? 2019-20 compliance reports are due for submission between 1 May and 31 July 2020.