Late last year, the Australian Government announced that the Workplace Gender Equality Agency would be allocated funds for the re-development of our data reporting system to improve the reporting process.
New data collected from Australian employers on the status of women and men in the workplace will look at rates of promotion by gender as well as the impact of having children on workforce participation.
This is a compilation of theWorkplace Gender Equality (Matters in relation to Gender Equality Indicators) Instrument 2013 (No. 1)as in force on 1 April 2015. It includes any commenced amendment affecting the legislation to that date.
The latest WGEA data confirms that when Australian employers take action- the gender pay gap declines. Five years of WGEA data shows that year-on-year employer action to address pay equity has increased and year-on-year the gender pay gap has decreased.