Grant Thornton, Mary Wooldridge on new gender pay gap reporting legislation


Grant Thornton is hosting a panel discussion in Melbourne on 2 November with Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) CEO Mary Wooldridge where she will be explaining the the new gender pay gap reporting requirements for Australian employers.


On 30 March 2023, Parliament passed the Workplace Gender Equality Amendment (Closing the Gender Pay Gap) Bill 2023.

From late 2023, there are new legislative requirements for both private and public sector employers when reporting to the WGEA  on its gender equality indicators. One of the major changes to come out of these reforms is that in early 2024 – WGEA will publish employer gender pay gaps. You can find out more here.

Since reporting to WGEA began in 2013-14, Australian employers have made progress against most of the six gender equality indicators — but change isn't happening fast enough. 

In this panel discussion at Grant Thornton’s office in Collins Street, Melbourne, Mary Wooldridge will be joined by Grant Thornton Australia CEO Greg Keith, as they discuss the upcoming changes to legislation and explore ways organisations can contribute to advancing gender equality.

About Mary Wooldridge

Mary brings to the role a wealth of experience from a distinguished career in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Mary served from 2006 to 2020 in the Victorian Parliament, including a term as Minister for Mental Health, Community Services and Women’s Affairs. As CEO of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), Mary Wooldridge leads the Agency in driving gender equality in workplaces ensuring that women and men are equally represented, valued and rewarded. Prior to being elected to Parliament, Mary was the CEO of The Foundation for Young Australians and worked with McKinsey & Company and Consolidated Press Holdings.

Event details

Date: Thursday, 2 November
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEDT
Location: Grant Thornton | L22, Tower 5, Collins Square, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3008

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