Count their families in to help close the gender pay gap


As the gender pay gap data released last week made clear, employers need more women in the higher-paying areas of leadership if they hope to close the difference in the median full-time wages of men and women – and it starts with sharing the caring.   To make that happen, both government and employers alike […]

Time to end the lag in men accessing family-friendly workplace policies

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Incredibly, Labor Senator Raff Ciccone became the first father to bring his baby into the Senate last week, two years after the Set the Standard report, which included recommendations to enhance the wellbeing, balance and flexibility of parliamentarians and workers.   While Ciccone thanked his parliamentary colleagues for creating a “family-friendly environment” in the Senate […]

Employers can and must work to eliminate domestic and family violence

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We learn more about Challenge DV, an organisation working to support employers with their role in eliminating violence against women, thanks to our partnership with Family Friendly Workplaces.   When family members and colleagues discussed family and domestic violence with Keith Tracey-Patte, he concedes that he would struggle to understand how he could actually make […]

A booming opportunity for employers to support care givers

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All too often when the topic of supporting carers in the workplace is raised, the conversation quickly starts and ends with a focus on women and babies.  Wider caring responsibilities of employees often don’t get a look in sadly.  Don’t get me wrong, there’s no denying investment in parental leave support is critical to improving […]

Breaking the stereotype of male-dominated investor teams

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Victorian Funds Management Corporation’s investment team is edging closer to reaching gender parity, now at 43 per cent, while across the full firm it is at 50/50 gender parity.    It’s an impressive result considering that across the industry, women make up just 27 per cent of investment teams, according to the Financial Services Council.  […]

Reimagining the Future of Work and Family

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Insights from the Future of Work & Family Policy Executive Roundtable Melbourne. 29th August 2023.    “The future depends on what you do today.” – Mahatma Gandhi    In a world where work and family life often collide, the Executive Industry Leaders Roundtable on the future of Work and Family in Melbourne held this week […]