Gippsland Women’s Health celebrates and congratulates all involved in the passing of a landmark legislation, which will drive organisational and cultural change to create sustained, enduring and measurable action on gender equality.
Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams said the Bill was an Australian first and represented a once in a generation opportunity to influence policy, social norms, cultural expectations and attitudes across Victoria.
The legislation applies to public sector workplaces and will help close the gender pay gap, improve gender equality at all levels of the workforce and reduce workplace sexual harassment.
Increasing women’s workforce participation means greater productivity, a boost in economic output and more financially secure families.
The Bill requires public sector organisations, universities and local councils to develop and implement Gender Equality Action Plans every four years – including data on the current state of gender equality in the organisation and strategies for achieving workplace gender equality.