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New instrument to simplify gender reporting

Amendments to the Workplace Gender Equality (Matters in relation to Gender Equality Indicators) Instrument 2013 (No. 1), aimed at streamlining workplace gender equality reporting requirements, take effect on 1 April 2015. The Workplace Gender Equality (Matters in relation to Gender Equality Indicators) Amendment Instrument 2015 (No. 1) makes the following key changes for the 2015–2016… Read More

NSW Government steps up support for asbestos victims

The New South Wales Government has today announced that it will provide up to $106m in additional support to ensure James Hardie asbestos victims receive their legal compensation in accordance with court orders. Treasurer Andrew Constance said that “the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has stepped up to the plate, providing certainty for asbestos victims… Read More

Gender pay gap hits record high

New data from by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows the national gender pay gap has increased to a record high of 18.8% –an average $298.10 per week for full time workers. The figures, which are based on data collected in November 2014, reveal that the national gender pay gap has increased by 1.4% since… Read More

Gender reporting to be streamlined and new director for WGEA

The government has announced changes to the gender reporting framework, designed to streamline the reporting process. It has also appointed Louise Sorley as the new acting director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), effective 1 March. Employers with 100 or more employees will continue to report annually to the WGEA. However, certain additional requirements… Read More