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EOWA survey on paid maternity leave, sex-based harassment initiatives, gender pay gap

A survey released by the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency found that 50.8 per cent of large organisations now provide paid maternity leave to employees (an increase of 15% since 2003). However the number of organisations providing paid parental leave in female dominated industries like food services and retail is low. Less than half of businesses are monitoring their gender pay gap, and there is a 40 percent shortfall in businesses that consider it necessary to train staff on sexual harassment in the workplace.

Media Release (20/08/09) from Australia. Minister for the Status of Women

Report (20/08/09) from Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency