Internal Media Release

Media release: More Australian employers than ever are taking action to promote gender equality in their organisations.

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has today released Australia’s most comprehensive Gender Equality Strategy Toolkit ('GES Toolkit').

The GES Toolkit will allow Australian businesses to measure their current level of engagement with workplace gender equality. It also provides a blueprint for the implementation and development of gender equality strategies in their workplaces.

To mark this year’s [Un]Equal Pay Day on 28 August 2019, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has calculated the date of each Australian state and territory’s [Un]Equal Pay Day.

The national gender pay gap remains stable at 14.0%, a drop of just 0.1pp over the last six months. This year, [Un] Equal Pay Day will be on 28 August 2019, marking the 59 additional days from the end of the previous financial year that women must work, on average, to earn the same amount as men earned that year.

In the lead-up to the announcement of the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Order of Australia awards, community organisation Honour a Woman and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency are highlighting the current gender inequalities in the awards system and asking all Australians to nominate more women for awards.

Workplace Gender Equality Agency Director Libby Lyons has once again been included in Apolitical’s internationally-renowned list of the top gender equality policy influencers from around the world.

The highest paid men in Australia are being paid at least $162,000 more than the highest paid women, but women could be on par with men in most management roles within the next two decades, a new report shows. 

Focus on flexible work, parental leave and women in leadership

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) announced today the list of 2018-19 WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation holders. 

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures released today show that the national gender pay gap has again dropped, reaching its lowest point in over 20 years at 14.1%.

Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, in collaboration with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, has today released a report demonstrating that amongst top tier managers in Australian organisations, men are paid on average $100,000 per year more than women.