Victoria will conduct gender audits across the state public sector as part of a new strategy to address inequality, sexism and violence against women, while a Senate inquiry majority has rejected legislation to outlaw "pay gag clauses" to reduce the gender-based remuneration gap.
Almost one-in-10 Australian workers now experience bullying, according to a report released this week, with those employed in the utilities and government administration and defence industries suffering among the highest levels of harassment.
A court has ordered ANZ, its former chief executive Philip Chronican and two other bank executives, including its chief HR officer, to pay the costs of part of a case brought by an employee who alleged they failed to make reasonable adjustments during her pregnancy.
Responsibility for gender equity strategies should be partially devolved from centralised HR departments to line managers, and training to combat "unconscious bias" in selection processes should be mandated for supervisors and managers, according to a new report on barriers to women's career advancement in higher education.
Former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick says a culture of sexual harassment in the Australian Federal Police is so "pervasive" that almost one in two females and 20% of males have experienced it in the past five years.
ASX 200 organisations are "pro-active" in addressing gender-based pay inequity and more likely than smaller companies to address gender pay gaps but they still have a higher pay differential and a fewer women in leadership roles, according to a new WGEA report.
A Shorten Labor Government would introduce an "anonymous CV" regime for all federal public service graduate and entry-level positions, in a bid to eliminate unconscious gender bias in assessment of job applications.