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Publishing the gender pay gap: New reporting requirements for Australian employers

Date: Thursday, 2 November
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEDT
Location: Grant Thornton | L22, Tower 5, Collins Square, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3008

On 30 March 2023, Parliament passed the Workplace Gender Equality Amendment (Closing the Gender Pay Gap) Bill 2023.

From late 2023, there are new legislative requirements for both private and public sector employers when reporting to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) on its gender equality indicators. One of the major changes to come out of these reforms is that in early 2024 – WGEA will publish employer gender pay gaps. You can find out more here.

Since reporting to WGEA began in 2013-14, Australian employers have made progress against most of the six gender equality indicators — but change isn't happening fast enough. 

Join our panel discussion with Hon Mary Wooldridge, CEO WGEA and Greg Keith, CEO Grant Thornton Australia, who will guide you through the upcoming changes to legislation and explore ways your organisation can contribute to advancing gender equality.

We hope to see you there.


Featured speakers

Hon Mary Wooldridge
Chief Executive Officer - WGEA
Mary brings to the role a wealth of experience from a distinguished career in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Mary served from 2006 to 2020 in the Victorian Parliament, including a term as Minister for Mental Health, Community Services and Women’s Affairs. As CEO of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), Mary Wooldridge leads the Agency in driving gender equality in workplaces ensuring that women and men are equally represented, valued and rewarded. Prior to being elected to Parliament, Mary was the CEO of The Foundation for Young Australians and worked with McKinsey & Company and Consolidated Press Holdings.

Greg Keith
Chief Executive Officer - Grant Thornton
As CEO, Greg proudly leads our team and engages with clients. He commenced his career in Restructuring in 1992 both in Australia and China before becoming CEO in 2015. During his tenure as CEO Greg has represented the firm on the Grant Thornton International Board on two occasions, substantially grown the firm and had a passion for diversity and inclusion. Key examples of Greg’s work and achievements include:
  • announced the trial of a 9-Day fortnight to commence in early 2023 for all our people
  • developed firmwide diversity and inclusion programs embedding gender equity and workplace equality
  • introduced progressive parental leave schemes for all our people in 2017
  • established the restructuring practice as a Partner of Grant Thornton China from 2012–2014 

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