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An inquiry into gender segregation in the workplace and its impact on women's economic equality

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Gender segregation in the workplace and its impact on women's economic equality

On 9 November 2016, the following matter was referred to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee for inquiry and report by 30 March 2017:

Gender segregation in the workplace and its impact on women's economic equality, with particular reference to:

  1. the nature and extent of industrial and occupational gender segregation in Australian workplaces relative to comparable jurisdictions, including gender segregation in tertiary education courses;
  2. factors driving industrial and occupational gender segregation in the Australian context;
  3. economic consequences of gender segregation for women, including the contribution of industrial and occupational gender segregation to the gender pay gap;
  4. approaches to addressing gender segregation as it relates to economic inequality and the gender pay gap in comparable jurisdictions; and
  5. remedies appropriate for Australia, including but not limited to:
    1. measures to encourage women’s participation in male - dominated occupations and industries,
    2. measures to professionalise and improve conditions in female - dominated occupations and industries, and
    3. measures to promote pay equity.

Submission closing date is 10 February 2017. The reporting date is 30 March 2016.

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