All the WGEA submissions sent into commission inquiries and reviews can be found below.
Submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee on the Workplace Gender Equality Amendment (Closing the Gender Pay Gap) Bill 2023
WGEA's submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee on the Workplace Gender Equality Amendment (Closing the Gender Pay Gap) Bill 2023 highlights the proposed changes to the Act, with a focus on publishing gender pay gaps.
Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs on Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Improvements for Families and Gender Equality) Bill 2022 (PDF, 252.17 KB)
This section contains all submissions made by the Agency into commission inquiries and reviews prior to 2023.
Submission to the Maternity Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act Review (PDF, 245.85 KB)
The Maternity Leave Act Review is focused on health and flexibility, and will explore streamlining administration requirements, paid maternity leave entitlements, the health and career needs of birth mothers, and superannuation entitlements whilst on parental leave. The WGEA have provided a submission outlining the current leading practice parental leave measures in the private sector.
Treasury Retirement Income Review (PDF, 436.79 KB)
The retirement income review has identified four principles to assess the performance of Australia's retirement income system. The Workplace Gender Equality Agency have provided a submission under the principle of equity.
Senate Inquiry into Gender Segregation in the Workplace and its Impact on Women's Economic Equality (PDF, 319.54 KB)
This submission outlines the business case for gender equality in the workplace and highlights measures that can improve gender balance in the workforce.
Senate Inquiry into the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill (PDF, 282.89 KB)
This submission outlines the Agency's position on proposed changes to the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010.
Senate Inquiry into Fair Work Amendment (Gender Pay Gap) Bill 2015 (PDF, 379.33 KB)
This submission outlines the Agency's response to the Sentate Inquiry into the Fair Work Amendment (Gender Pay Gap) Bill 2015, which looks to remove legal prohibition of employees discussing their pay within the workplace.
Senate Inquiry into economic security for women in retirement (PDF, 595.28 KB)
This submission addresses economic security for women in retirement. It focuses on factors that contribute to the gender pay gap and the gender superannuation gap, and provides solutions to addressing gaps through leading employer initiatives.
Inquiry into childcare and early childhood learning (PDF, 146.38 KB)
This submission to the productivity commission addresses the Scope of Inquiry in the childcare and early childhood learning review. It focuses on the workforce participation of parents and roles that childcare and workplace flexibility play in this.