BPW Australia responds to the Inquiry in to the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Amendment Bill 2012. BPW Australia supports the expansion of the Act to men and all employers and employees in the workplace by amending the short title of the Act to Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012. With a primary focus of increasing women’s full participation in the workforce, BPW Australia is cognizant of the structural changes required by business to deliver equal opportunity and flexible workplaces for all employees – men and women. The renaming of the Agency serves to reinforce this.
The full statement is attached: Equal Opportunity in the Workplace Amendment Bill 2012