For employees

Picture this: two students graduate with the same degree, find entry-level positions in the same field and negotiate their starting salaries. The only difference is their gender.

To celebrate and raise awareness of World Youth Skills Day on Sunday 15 July, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) is encouraging Australians to reject the idea of ‘girls’ and ‘boys’ subjects in school.

Health crises can exacerbate existing gender inequalities. As the global health pandemic caused by COVID-19 is ongoing, the impacts and effects are still being assessed and understood. However, preliminary research and emerging data show that women are likely to be affected in particular ways by this global pandemic.

119 organisations have received the citation this year, which recognises employer commitment and best practice in promoting gender equality in Australian workplaces.

We often hear about the gender pay gap. But is it really as simple as two people working side by side being paid differently?

University students across the country are heading into a new academic year as the latest graduate labour market statistics confirm that Australian female graduates continue to be paid less across the majority of fields than male graduates.

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has today announced the list of 2017-18 WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation holders.