The Equality Rights Alliance (ERA) has called on the Federal Government to leverage the ground-breaking data work of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) by giving the agency teeth to close the action gap among employers who report to it.
“WGEA can’t currently drive transformative change because the Act suffers from weak standards and enforcement mechanisms. The bar for compliance is too low, with no consequences for employers who do not act.” said Ms Dalley-Fisher.
“WGEA has done an excellent job of building a strong dataset about inequality in our workplaces. But while data is critical, much more is needed to promote and improve gender equality in Australian workplaces.”