Under the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Act), which replaced the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 (EOWW Act), Resource Development Group Ltd, including its subsidiaries (RDG), is required to report to staff and shareholders in accordance with the reporting requirements and compliance framework stipulated by the Act on an annual basis.
The aim of the legislation is to encourage measures that improve gender equality outcomes for both women and men in the workplace and to provide data that the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), the federal government agency responsible for administering the Act, can utilise to develop industry-based educational benchmarks and future strategies to improve gender equality in workplaces.
I enclose a copy of RDG’s Workplace Profile & Report for the 2013-14 reporting period which reports on the 12 month period 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014, and which was lodged with the WGEA on 22 May 2014. Please click here to access the reports. RDG’s Profile & Report will also be placed on RDG’s website and on internal intranets across the group of companies.
If you have any comments on RDG’s Workplace Profile & Report, please email them in the first instance to RDG’s Human Resources team firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments guidelines can be found under the Reports tab on the WGEA website www.wgea.gov.au. Alternatively, you can lodge comments with the WGEA direct via the comments form available in the same location on their website.
There is no time restriction on when comments can be provided. However, comments provided during the 28 days after the submission of RDG’s Workplace Profile & Report will allow for those comments to be taken into account by RDG in providing additional information to the WGEA, and by the WGEA in requesting additional information to assist in assessing compliance with the Act.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind all staff and shareholders of RDG that RDG fully supports gender equality through demonstrated adherence to best practice fair, equitable and legally compliant Human Resource policies, procedures and practices. Please note that RDG was fully compliant with the reporting requirements under the superseded EOWW Act.