Internal Media Release

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.

Workplace Gender Equality Agency Director Libby Lyons has once again been included in Apolitical’s internationally-renowned list of the top gender equality policy influencers from around the world.

The highest paid men in Australia are being paid at least $162,000 more than the highest paid women, but women could be on par with men in most management roles within the next two decades, a new report shows. 

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%.

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.

New data collected from Australian employers on the status of women and men in the workplace will look at rates of promotion by gender as well as the impact of having children on workforce participation.

Australian employers with 100 or more staff are reminded to submit their annual gender equality report by Tuesday 31 May.

Australia’s economy will be poorly equipped for future challenges if stereotypes about the kinds of work women and men ‘should’ do persist, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) said today. 

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has today announced the list of 2016 WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation holders.