Last week, the Australian Government announced that it will ease gender reporting requirements recently imposed on large employers from the start of the 2015–2016 reporting period (commencing on 1 April 2015). The changes mean large private sector employers (with more than 100 employees) will no longer need to provide data relating to: 

  • The remuneration of their chief executive officers or equivalent-level employees;
  • Workers engaged through a contract for services (independent contractors);
  • Information on the number of applications received for open positions and the number of interviews conducted;
  • Information on the number of requests made, and approvals granted, for extension to parental leave; and
  • Annualised average full-time components of total remuneration.

Thanks to Associate Michael Whitbread, summer clerk Alexandra Einfeld and graduate Stephanie Crosbie for their assistance in the preparation of  this update.