Women's Rights: Submission on Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace

Earlier this year the Federal Minister for the Status of Women announced a Review of the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace and Agency (EOWA) and its underlying legislation (EOWW Act). The review comes at a time when indicators show a decline in women’s workplace equality.    Currently, only 8.3% of Board Directorships are held by women and the pay gap between male and female full-time earners has increased to 17.2% cent.

The Centre’s submission to the review, A Human Rights Approach to Equality for Women in the Workplace, argues that the EOWW Act would be a more effective and powerful instrument if it were to reflected international human rights standards.

Download the HRLC submission here.