Gender equity

The Workplace Gender Equality Amendment (Closing the Gender Pay Gap) Bill 2023 seeks to accelerate employer action to close the gender pay gap. The Amendment will come into effect 1 April 2024.

Who is affected:

  • Registered higher education institution that is an employer
  • Natural person, body or an association that employs 100 or more employees in Australia
  • Commonwealth company or entity that employs 100 or more employees in Australia

View the Institute’s summary update here and learn more at the Workplace Gender Equality Agency website.

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The participation rate and progression of women within the architectural profession is disproportionately low compared to the number of female graduates in architecture, and other professions at large. Research has highlighted a need for the development of guidelines and policies leading to the provision of rights and benefits to enable equal opportunities for all within the profession.

The purpose of this note is to highlight the continued research confirming the persistent gap in gender equity despite progressions within the industry, and to provide information and resources for education and tools to use to impart change.

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