‘Despite the rapid rate in which mothers have returned to the workforce over the past 10 – 20 years, there has been almost zero shift in the percentage of men taking up parental leave or opting to stay at home as the primary carer.’ – Excerpt from Roundtable Discussion Report The first national roundtable…

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WGEA have just released their latest Gender Equality Scorecard for 2017-2018, and it’s not great news – especially for parental leave equality. As we look back on five years of equality progress in Australia, there are some wins and there are definitely some losses. “There are a few problem areas. Access to parental leave has…

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Alongside the recent launch of the WGEA’s Best Practice Guide – Developing a Leading Practice Parental Leave Policy, Parents At Work introduced a new whitepaper titled Advancing Parental Leave Equality and Introducing Shared Care in Australia: the business case for action. This whitepaper provides important insights into the current Parental Leave situation into Australia and…

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“A leading practice parental leave policy allows women and men to both identify as the primary carer. Leading policies will reduce employee turn over … and boost employee engagement and productivity. Every time someone leaves your organisation, it costs you money. [Parental leave equality] is a smart solution to this.” Libby Lyons, Director of Workplace…

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2015 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation holders are raising the bar when it comes to creating gender equal workplaces. Here are a few examples of how they’re doing it: Tackling unconscious bias Cars and IT: these two traditionally blokey areas come together at Carsales.com. However the leadership team recognise the value of…

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This coming week the Workplace Gender Equality Agency is participating in the CareerOne VFAIR for women. The Agency will host a virtual information stand featuring a number of inspiring and educational speakers to engage and inform women about gender equality issues in the workplace.

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A comprehensive strategy is key to achieving workplace gender equality, but knowing where to get started is a common obstacle to developing one, according to two experts. The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has developed a roadmap that tracks organisations’ gender equality progress through six phases, say Dr Heidi Sundin and Emily Cappas, from the Agency’s education and…

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