by Melissa Coade, The Mandarin

The government has published a review of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012, which sought community feedback from employers and the wider community on what regulatory requirements were needed to tackle workplace inequality.

Minister for women Marise Payne announced the WGEA Review was publicly available at an International Women’s Day event in Sydney on Friday morning.

“This review comes at a critical time – there is real momentum for change towards achieving gender equality,” Payne said in a statement.

By backing data-driven methods to achieve gender equality in workplaces, she said important indicators would be used to collect more data, including transparency of organisational gender pay gaps, collecting age and location data, and exploring opportunities to safely collect broader diversity data.

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