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Parental leave continues to be a major feature of Australian workplaces and can provide employers with a competitive edge in the labour market when it comes to attracting and retaining talent. However, men’s access to and uptake of this entitlement remains low. So, why aren’t more men taking parental leave?

Gender equality strategies

Employers continue their focus on gender equality

Over 75% of the organisations reporting to the Agency now have an overall gender equality strategy or policy (up 1.1pp to 75.4%).

2019 Scorecard table 3 - gender equality strategies

In Australia, organisations are moving towards gender-neutral parental leave policies, offering equitable parental leave for all parents.

Gender bias is pervasive at work and in organisations, creating inequalities at every stage of the employment cycle. This insight paper highlights some of the research examining how gender bias operates at work and provides evidence-based suggestions for creating more equitable recruitment and promotion systems.