Gender identity in the workplace

Journal article

Balancing gender at the top

There are few women in top positions in either the public or the private sector in Britain. Despite vocal commitments to transparent selection on merit, despite the outlawing of unfair discrimination, despite the assertion by most major institutions of commitment to equality and diversity, there...

Safe and strong: a Victorian gender equality strategy

This resource presents Victoria’s first Gender Equality Strategy, which aligns with other equality strategies and is intended to serve as a gateway to pursuing equality in all its forms.
Working paper

Simply washed out by a woman: social control, status and discrimination in a statutory authority

This paper chronicles the history of the Hunter District Water Board and analyses occupational discrimination experienced by many female employees.

Men can make a difference: engaging men on gender equality

Drawing on the latest evidence and experience, this report offers a set of recommendations for how organisations can engage men effectively to achieve gender equality at work.
Position paper

Work, care & family policies: election benchmarks 2016

Australia is moving backwards on work and family issues. Supports for workers with caring responsibilties are being stymied by government focused on balanced budgets rather than balanced lives. This is at a time of increased global attention on gender, inequality and care. At the G20...

Supporting working parents: pregnancy and return to work national review 2014

A review into discrimination related to pregnancy, parental leave and return to work after parental leave. Executive summary In 2013, the Australian Government asked the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, on behalf of the Australian Human Rights Commission, to undertake a National Review into discrimination related to...

Different genders, different lives

Abstract: This paper provides a snapshot of the ways in which gender bias affects women and men throughout their lives. Although there are inequities for both genders, it is fair to say that women face greater long-term disadvantage than men as a result of the...
Journal article

Sexuality, cohesion, masculinity and combat motivation: designing personnel policy to sustain capability

Introduction How might mixing the sexes affect the capability of small combat teams? As Australia integrates women into its combat arms, the policy challenges that sexuality presents may prove more enduring than those of gender. Objections to integration based on women’s capabilities are expected to...

Choosing to compete: how different are girls and boys?

Using a controlled experiment, this paper examines the role of nurture in explaining the stylized fact that women shy away from competition.

Women and WorkChoices: impacts on the low pay sector

This report analyses qualitative findings about the impact of WorkChoices on women workers most of whom are on minimum wages.This report analyses qualitative findings about the impact of WorkChoices on women workers most of whom are on minimum wages.