Gender Equality

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) welcomes the passage of the Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Bill 2022 today. 

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.

 

A new report out today has for the first time examined the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women inside Australian workplaces, revealing that Indigenous mums and carers are the most likely group to experience discrimination.

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.

How did you mark Equal Pay Day this year? Here at WGEA it’s a bittersweet occasion – progress on closing the gap has slowed (and in fact gone backwards this year), but it is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the issues and solutions.

A new report shows that although progress has been made in recent years to reduce the gender pay gap in Australia, it will still take more than a quarter of a century to close it.

This sixth year of data collection has revealed a sharp increase in the number of Australian organisations supporting employees who are experiencing family or domestic violence.

An impressive number of inspiring Australians have been recognised for their contribution to improving gender equality on a new list of top influencers from around the world.

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.

Data released today shows a worrying decline in employer action on gender equality prior to the impact of COVID-19.