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Gender equity

Gender Equity within the workplace is the idea that everyone is treated in a consistent manner regardless of their gender. Meaning both men and woman have the same opportunities at work and are offered the same rewards, remuneration and career advancements. It focuses on the basis of genders as a whole rather than on individuals.

The Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Act) replaced the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999. The strengthened legislation aims to improve and promote equality for both women and men in the workplace.

Founded in 2012, The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) is an Australian Government statutory agency responsible for promoting and improving gender equality in Australian workplaces.  It works collaboratively with employers, offering advice and assistance to promote and improve gender equality in their workplaces. The Agency is also committed to raising the level of public awareness and debate of gender equality issues in the workplace.

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Gender equity

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Australian Human Rights Commission: 2018 Gender Equality report

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