Compliance Overview

Compliance Framework
Compliance Driver Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Cth)
Classification Level 2
University-wide requirement. Lower impacts.
Associated Legislation None
Associated Standards None
Associated Codes None
Associated Information None
Return to Top Administrative Information
Administrative Body Workplace Gender Equality Agency
Administrative Name Director
Administrative Address Physical Address
Level 7
309 Kent Street
Sydney NSW
Australia, 2000
Mailing Address
GPO Box 4917
Sydney NSW
Australia, 2001
Administrative Phone 1800 730 233
02 9432 7000
Administrative Email wgea@wgea.gov.au
Administrative Website https://www.wgea.gov.au/
Return to Top General Introduction
VC Compliance Delegate David Thorsen, Director Human Resource Services
Compliance Coordinator Lee Atkinson-Barrett, Manager Workforce Strategy & Development
Business Units Impacted
  • Corporate Planning and Analytics
  • Financial Performance and Analytical Services
  • Human Resource Services Directorate
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Office of the Chief Legal and Governance Officer
  • Office of the Chief Operating Officer
  • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation)
  • Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations)
  • Office of the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  • Office of the Vice-Chancellor and CEO
  • UNE Council
Overview 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 " 31 March reporting period).