The 2017-18 data is in and it shows that access to paid parental leave has stalled for carers of both genders. This is a disappointing result, as employees of both genders try to combine work with their caring responsibilities as a normal part of life.
Medibank CEO Craig Drummond has called on Australian business leaders to “get with the program”, saying pay equity and flexible working practices are essential to attracting and retaining the best workforce.
Australia's gender equality scorecard is a report released each year by the Agency. The report showcases a sample of the key findings from that year's reporting period and includes information on gender segregation, gender pay gaps, women in leadership and much more.
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) today released today which shows that over the last five years, employer action is improving workplace gender equality. The Agency’s Director, Libby Lyons, is launching the 2017-18 WGEA data at the National Press Club in Canberra today.
Helen Karatasas, Education Delivery Manager at the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, and Jodie Haydon, Executive General Manager, People and Culture at Viva Energy Australia, discuss how Viva Energy addresses gender pay gaps within their organisation.
The Business Council of Australia, McKinsey & Company and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency teamed up to undertake a study using three years of WGEA data and more than 40 interviews. The result, Women in Leadership: Lessons from Australian companies leading the way, provides an evidence-based recipe for dismantling barriers to women’s participation at senior levels and a correlation between representation of women in senior roles and the practice of normalising flexible work.
The national gender pay gap has reached its lowest level in 20 years at 14.6%. So, this year, Equal Pay Day will be on Friday31 August, marking the 62 additional days from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same pay as men.