The Queensland government has committed A$16.3 million to empower women and boost their workforce participation.
More than two million employees are expected to benefit from the wage raise, as living costs continue to soar in the country.
With more employees transitioning from part-time to full-time jobs, more than three million women are now enjoying full-time employment.
Leaders choose not to reveal chronic health issues due to fears of being perceived as incapable and missing out on career growth opportunities.
New funding will bolster supported employment for people with disabilities by expanding opportunities and workforce support.
Annual wage growth is also expected to peak at 4.0% at the end of 2023 before easing back to 3.7% by mid-2025.
To promote LGBTIQ+ inclusion in workplaces, Australia's Victoria state invested A$1.85 million in Rainbow Health Australia's How2 programme.
Employers are angry with the growing number of young employees who work remotely, despite calls for them to return to the office.
Employers are showing bias and offering leadership positions to job applicants with English names over other ethnic minorities.
Older employees are denied the same opportunities as their younger counterparts, despite having the ability to perform as well, if not better.
To create a more diverse and inclusive workforce, the Australian civil service is considering offering more flexible work rights for public employees.
Organisations can now apply for grants through the WorkSafe WorkWell Respect Fund and join the WorkWell Respect Network for further support.
The male-breadwinner model and unequal sharing of household and childcaring responsibilities are impacting post-parenthood earnings in Australia.
Auslan interpreting services and workplace modifications are among the changes to provide more for Australians with disability in the workplace.
Providing superannuation contributions to gig employers will enable them to build up their retirement nests, says Industry Super Australia.
Flexible work is seen as a key strategy to reduce exhaustion and increase motivation among employees in Australia.
A new health and safety code will support workplaces in creating mentally healthy environments and address psychological health risks.
The Ai Group supports a balanced approach to the Annual Wage Review that considers both employer and employee interests.
Australia plans to enhance the parental leave framework to promote gender equality and provide flexibility for families.
A bill has been passed to establish the permanent functions and governance arrangements for the newly established Jobs and Skills Australia agency.
The HR profession in Australia is also shifting towards an advisory role, with line managers assuming traditional HR responsibilities.
Hiring persons with disabilities can positively impact workplace culture and bring financial benefits to organisations, says a government body in Australia.
Young employees want their employers to implement authentic and effective mental health initiatives as a condition to stay.
The Sick Pay Guarantee scheme allows casual and contract employees to access up to 38 hours a year of sick and carer’s pay.
The four-day workweek is part of a raft of recommendations made by the Senate work and care committee to improve employees’ work-life balance.
Australia has set targets to increase women’s participation in male-dominated industries to address skills shortages.
The Australian state has introduced a new programme aimed at providing more opportunities for women to thrive in the workplace.
While the use of AI in workplaces has increased, many employees in Australia remain sceptical of AI’s use at work, including for HR management.
Despite being as qualified as their male counterparts, some female employees in Australia continue to be denied equal opportunities by their employers.
Leah Weckert becomes Coles’ first female CEO, focusing on enhancing customer experience and creating value for shareholders.