Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Cth)
University-wide requirement. Lower impacts.
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Workplace Gender Equality Agency
309 Kent Street
GPO Box 4917
1800 730 233
02 9432 7000
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VC Compliance Delegate
David Thorsen, Director Human Resource Services
Lee Atkinson-Barrett, Manager Workforce Strategy & Development
Business Units Impacted
Gender equality is achieved when people are able to access and enjoy the same rewards, resources and opportunities regardless of their gender.T he aim of gender equality in the workplace is to achieve broadly equal outcomes for women and men, not exactly the same outcome for all individuals.
The principle objects of the Act are to:
- promote and improve gender equality (including equal remuneration between women and men) in employment and in the workplace;
- support employers to remove barriers to the full and equal participation of women in the workforce, in recognition of the disadvantaged position of women in relation to employment matters;
- promote, amongst employers, the elimination of discrimination on the basis of gender in relation to employment matters (including in relation to family and caring responsibilities);
- foster workplace consultation between employers and employees on issues concerning gender equality in employment and in the workplace; and
- improve the productivity and competitiveness of Australian business through the advancement of gender equality in employment and in the workplace.
The Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 requires the University (a relevant employer under the Act) to submit a report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency between 1 April and 31 May each year for the preceding 12 month period (1 April â€" 31 March reporting period).