Lawyer and current Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, has been appointed to the position of Sex Discrimination Commissioner for a term of five years.
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has announced the 2015 Employers of Choice for Gender Equality. 90 employers received the EOCGE citation for commitment and best practice in promoting gender equality in Australian workplaces.
Master Builders Australia has celebrated International Women’s Day 2015 by recognising the achievements of women in the building and construction industry in Australia.
Australia’s resource industry employer group, AMMA is urging all resource employers to take inspiration from leading workforce initiatives within the sector to build greater strength through gender diversity.
Catalyst, one of the world’s leading drivers of gender equality in the workplace, has opened an office in Melbourne to better engage with Australian companies to create more inclusive workplaces.
Tomorrow (1 October) is International Day of Older Persons and this year the theme is The future we want: what older persons are saying. According to Australia’s Council on the Ageing (COTA), Australia’s five and a half million older citizens say they want a future free from discrimination; to be able to participate fully in […]
A new report by the World Bank and IFC has found economies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have the most extensive lists of jobs women cannot legally do. With 456 jobs women cannot do, the Russian Federation has to be the worst place on earth to be looking for work if you’re a female. […]
Women On Boards (WOB), the organisation founded in 2006 to increase the number of women on Australian boards, has named and shamed those companies in the ASX200 who show little or no interest in gender diversity. According to the latest WOB Traffic Light Index launched in Sydney last week, 15.5% (31 companies) from the ASX200 […]
The tarnished reputation of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) following several shocking sex scandals, is expected to improve when more women are promoted to senior ranks says Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick. Ms Broderick is leading the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Review into the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force. The ADF and […]
Professional women in their 30s are opting out of full-time work at an alarmingly high rate, says the author of new research released today by the University of Melbourne. Only 38 per cent of Generation X, tertiary qualified women participating in a long-running University of Melbourne study work full-time, compared to 90 per cent of […]
A new leadership group of male CEOs and Chairmen has been formed to elevate the issue of women’s representation in the corporate sector on the national business agenda. The leadership group, established at a meeting with the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, in Sydney last week, will use their collective influence to develop and drive […]
A Western Sydney mother of two has been told by her employer she can no longer work a family-friendly shift which allows her to collect her children from school because it is her job to “manage” her family and not her employers. Skye Chapman has been ordered by her employer Kagan Logistics to change shifts […]
Telstra has become the first Australian company to win the prestigious Catalyst Award, an annual international award for initiatives that support and advance women in the workplace. Telstra received the award for its Next Generation Gender Diversity: Accelerating Change for Women Leaders initiative, which has helped boost the number of women in management and executive […]
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has told a gathering at the UN in New York that the United Nations must appoint more women to top jobs in order to raise the profile and understanding of women’s equality issues. “As the United Nations strives to better support the world’s women, it would benefit from having […]
92% of Australian women believe they do not enjoy equal rights according to the results of a new study conducted by cosmetic company the Heat Group and UNIFEM Australia, the United Nations Development Fund for women. Of the 500 women polled 41% flagged domestic commitments, lack of support in the home and the resulting inability […]