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The aim of gender equality in the workplace is to achieve broadly equal outcomes for women and men, not necessarily outcomes that are exactly the same for all. To achieve this requires:

  • workplaces to provide equal pay for work of equal or comparable value
  • the removal of barriers to the full and equal participation of women in the workforce
  • access to all occupations and industries, including leadership roles, regardless of gender; and
  • the elimination of discrimination on the basis of gender, particularly in relation to family and caring responsibilities. (WGEA 2017 –