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.
Whilst this situation is extraordinary, working from home and flexible working arrangements are not new concepts and, in fact, are key enablers of achieving workplace gender equality. The Agency has developed comprehensive resources to help you plan and implement these arrangements.
AS COVID-19 continues to cause disruption in many workplaces, the Agency has decided to delay the start and extend the report submission period for 2020 to assist employers who may need some additional time to prepare and submit compliance reports.
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has been featured in Apolitical's 'Gender Equality. 5 Days. 50 Ideas.'
This is an exciting initiative designed to deliver bite-sized and inspirational gender equality policy ideas to policymakers across the country.
On March 5, Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins released her landmark Respect@Work: Sexual Harassment National Inquiry Report.
119 organisations have received the citation this year, which recognises employer commitment and best practice in promoting gender equality in Australian workplaces.
There is a lot of exciting progress in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry, with leading employers like Aurecon at the forefront. This engineering, design and infrastructure advisory company set their sights on improving gender balance in their workforce, with tangible results.