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Over the past year, the Agency has been working hard to implement new enhancements to the WGEA Portal, with a particular focus on improving usability and ease of reporting.

Watch the 2022 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation virtual event.

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has today named the latest list of Australia’s Employers of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE).

We welcome the recommendations from the Review of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012These recommendations draw from leading practice around the world about how to improve gender equality in workplaces.

 

Australia’s latest annual report card on gender equality has revealed a mixed result from workplaces, with small improvements in the results barely making inroads on the overall persistent and sizeable pay gaps, and decision-making structures still dominated by men.

New data released today (8 February) reveals 3 in 5 employers are now offering paid parental leave, the vast majority of those making paid leave equally available for both parents.

Employers have a clear role in managing how this new, flexible way of working unfolds across Australia. By taking early and strategic action and setting clear work and life boundaries, employers will not only reap the benefits of flex by improving retention and growing their talent pools, but they can also support their employees to enjoy the benefits while limiting negative consequences.

Australian workplaces have embraced flexibility like never before. In fact, according to the results from the 2021 WGEA employer census, four in five workplaces now have a formal flexible work policy or strategy.

It was the greatest workplace experiment we never expected to have. Now, many workplaces are reopening across our biggest cities and employers are grappling with the question: what does flexible work look like from here?

In the lead up to International Equal Pay Day on 18 September, WGEA Director Mary Wooldridge wrote this piece published on Lifehacker Australia with five key facts about the gender pay gap in Australia today.