Defined entities are required to report on their gender equality progress to the Public Sector Gender Equality Commissioner every 2 years.
The first progress report is due on 20 February 2024.
Progress reports must include:
- the policies, programs and services that were subject to a
- the actions taken as a result of each gender impact assessment
- your progress in relation to the measures and strategies set out in your
- your progress in relation to the
- whether you met any relevant targets or quotas (note there are currently no targets and quotas regulated).
Progress reporting guidance
Progress reporting guidance 2023
Guidance for meeting your progress reporting obligations under the Gender Equality Act 2020.
Progress audit 2023
The Commission has developed guidance to help defined entities to assess and report on their progress in relation to the gender equality indicators. This is referred to as a 'progress audit'. A progress audit involves:
- collecting workforce and employee experience data in 2023
- comparing this information to the
- providing the results to the Commissioner along with progress reports.
The were approved on 29 August 2023 and will commence on 30 September 2023. The regulations require you to complete a progress audit as part of progress reporting. The progress audit will enable you to demonstrate progress on the indicators and for the Commissioner to determine whether your organisation has made reasonable and material progress.
Submitting your progress reports
The reporting period for the first progress report is 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2023 (and 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2023 for universities). The submission extension does not affect this. The only change is the date by which your organisation must submit your progress report.
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Reviewed 30 August 2023