This report uses structured econometric modelling to determine the factors that underpin the gender pay gap, and to what extent they contribute to the issue. This report,an update to analysis initially conducted in 2009,shows that despite the endeavours of government and business, the size of the gap, and in particular the role of gender discrimination, has remained stagnant in the past seven years. Given the significant public debate since the release of the original 2009 Report, this update is intended to further contribute to the current public discussion, and drive a deeper and more holistic understanding of the social and economic factors that contribute to the gender pay gap. An Executive Companion, has also been made available. This provides:
- a snapshot of the research findings
- a range of practical actions to help address the gender pay gap
- short case studies outlining the experience and insights of leading Australian companies as they addressed the gap within their own organisations
Male Champions of Change
This report focuses on workplace responses to family violence and shares the steps, processes and frameworks that organisations/workplaces have found effective. The report also includes case study examples of strategies employed by Male Champions member organisations relating to Employee Assistance Providers (EAPs) and managers.
Victorian State Government
Safe and Strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy sets out to redress gender inequality, sexism and violence against women through a number of reforms and initiatives, including:
- Enacting a Gender Equality Act to embed strong governance structures and to promote and improve gender equality across government
- Creating new agency dedicated to preventing family violence before it occur
- Reviewing laws against sexist advertising and gender-based hate speech
- Gender audits across government and the public sector to create inclusive and flexible workplaces, equal pay, leadership development and mentoring and recruitment and promotion
- Establishing a Prevention Agency with dedicated funding to strengthen the prevention of family violence, including funding, coordinating and supporting local organisations working in the field of prevention to change community attitudes and behaviours that lead to family violence
- Scholarships to encourage young and emerging women leaders Gender equality programs in grassroots sporting clubs.
- Hosting the first all women trade delegation in China Promoting women’s cultural activities and participation via the arts and media
- Establishing two expert committees, a Ministerial Council on Women’s Equality and an Equal Workplaces Advisory Committee (EWAC) to provide expert advice to government in the ongoing commitment to achieve gender equality
- Establishing a memorial for victims and a family violence index to highlight the horrifying and irreversible price many women have paid due to family violence
There are six key settings for early action in the implementation of the strategy that include; education and training; work and economic security; health, safety and wellbeing; leadership and representation; sport and recreation; and media, arts and culture.
PwC, VicHealth and Our Watch, November 2015
A High Price To Pay -The economic case for preventing VAW, produced by PwC, estimates the costs and benefits of preventing violence against women. It identifies the economic and social costs of violence against women, and which communities of interest are most likely to face the burden of these costs. The report also explores the efficacy of different prevention strategies, including primary prevention.
Economic costs of domestic violence
Lesley Laing & Natasha Bobic, Australian Domsetic & Family Violence Clearinghouse
Making economic advocacy ‘core business’
Isobelle Meyering, Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse
Prevention Capacity Assessment
National Online Resource Centre for Violence Against Women
Our experiences in elevating the representation of women in leadership: A letter from business leaders
This report is an initiative of the Male Champions of Change which is convened by Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission.
Women in Leadership: Looking below the surface
Committ for economic development of Australia