A tribunal has criticised Football Federation Australia's refusal of financial assistance to a Matildas soccer player to care for her 11-month-old during a US tour, describing it as "mean spirited" and "inflexible", but found it had acted lawfully because the legislation "does not provide a remedy for all forms of discrimination".
The ACTU has taken a lifecycle approach in its latest report on the gender pay gap, showing inequity starts early for young girls who typically receive 11% less pocket money and persists into retirement, when women's superannuation balances are on on average less than half those of men.
New academic analysis released today by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency says there is a strong connection between gender balance in the make-up of boards and the reduction of gender-based gaps in the pay of their employees.
A tribunal has warned employers that they must not only have anti-discrimination policies in place but must also ensure they are "communicated effectively", after finding an Aboriginal economic development company vicariously liable for race discrimination.
New federal government data shows that there has been little change in the gender pay gap between men and women over the past 12 months, but some progress in employer action to support victims of domestic violence and sexual harassment.
Oil company Caltex, which has identified that it has a gender pay gap of 1.1% in favour of males on a "like for like" position basis, is among about 20 organisations that have been added today to the gender equality agency's list of best practice employers.
Up to 10,000 Telstra employees who were previously ineligible to vote are about to have their say on an enterprise agreement offer that includes, as well as guaranteed rises, a 3% annual increase to be placed into a "pay pool" and distributed by managers according to individual performance.