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Annual report 2015-16

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Workplace Gender Equality Agency Annual report 2015-16 1

27 October 2016

Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash Minister for Employment Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600

Libby Lyons Director

GPO Box 4917 Sydney NSW 2001

www.wgea.gov.au

ABN 47 641 643 874

Dear Minister

I have pleasure in presenting to you the annual report of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency for the 2015-16 year.

The report has been prepared in accordance with Part III, subsection 12(1) of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012, which requires the Agency to submit to the Minister a report on its operations for the year ending 31 May. The report must be submitted as soon as practicable, and in any event within six months after 31 May.

The report also contains the Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2016, as required by section 34(1) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Financial Reporting) Rule 2015.

This annual report covers the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016, and also includes the Agency’s most current report assessment data from compliance reports for the 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 reporting period.

I certify that I am satisfied that for the financial year 2015-16 the Agency, in compliance with section 10 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014, has:

- prepared fraud risk assessments and a fraud control plan - put in place appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation and reporting procedures and processes that meet the specific needs of the Agency - and that all reasonable measures have been taken to deal appropriately with fraud relating to the entity,

Yours sincerely

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This report informs the Minister for Employment, Parliament, relevant employers and the public about the performance of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2015-16.

This report has been prepared according to parliamentary reporting requirements.

The year in review Profiles the Agency’s year and includes a review by the Director.

Agency overview Provides an overview of the Agency and its functions, and a profile of the organisations that are covered by the Act.

Report on performance Provides specific information on the Agency’s performance in 2015-16.

Management and accountability Provides information on the Agency’s corporate governance, human resource management, financial management and other management areas.

Financial Statements Contains the Agency’s audited Financial Statements for 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.

Reader’s guide

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Contents

Annual report 2015-16 Letter of transmittal 1

Reader’s guide 2

Contents 3

Glossary and acronyms 4

Agency overview 11

About the Agency 12

Management and accountability 23 Corporate governance 24

External scrutiny 24

Human resources management 25

Other mandatory information 30

Report on performance 15

Annual Performance

Statement 2015-16 16

Introductory statement 16

Entity purpose 16

Results 16

Analysis of performance against purpose 18 Financial Performance 19

Key Agency activities 20

Financial Statements 33

Independent auditor’s statement 34

Statement by the Director

and Operations Executive Manager 36

Financial Statements 37

Notes to Financial Statements 41

2015-16: Year in review 5

Review by the Director 6

2015-16 Highlights 8

Snapshot of reporting organisations 10

Appendices 59

Appendix 1: Non-compliant organisations 60 Appendix 2: WGEA Employer of Choice

for Gender Equality 62

Appendix 3: Pay Equity Ambassadors 64

Appendix 4: List of requirements 67

Index 72

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The Act Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012

Agency Workplace Gender Equality Agency

APS Australian Public Service

ASX Australian Securities Exchange

Financial year 2015-16 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016

FOI Act Freedom of Information Act 1982

Gender equality indicators Defined in section 3 of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012

IPS Information Publication Scheme

IT Information technology

Legislative instrument The Workplace Gender Equality (Matters in relation to Gender Equality Indicators) Instrument 2013 (No. 1)

NABERS National Australian Built Environment Rating System

PAES Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements

PBS Portfolio Budget Statement

Relevant organisations Employers that are covered under the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 for reporting purposes

Reporting organisations Relevant employers that submit reports to the Agency, sometimes on behalf of other entities within their corporate structure subsidiaries

Reporting period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016

WGEA Workplace Gender Equality Agency

WH&S Work, health and safety

Glossary and acronyms

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2015-2016: Year in review Review by the Director 6

2015-16 Highlights 8

Snapshot of reporting organisations 10

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2015-16 was an important year for the Agency as we bedded down our systems, moving from start-up to business as usual. We released our second comprehensive set of workplace data and relevant employers reported on the six gender equality indicators outlined in the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (the Act) for the third time.

A smooth reporting period with lower call volumes suggests employers have become more familiar with the process. We acknowledge that reporting requires effort from employers and we continually seek ways to reduce the compliance burden. In 2016, the Agency introduced pre-population of some parts of the reporting questionnaire that were unlikely to change year on year. Improving ease of reporting is a high priority for the Agency going forward.

In November 2015, we released the key findings of our 2014-15 dataset, confirming a persistent gender pay gap and underrepresentation of women in senior and high-paying roles. The data also showed measurable improvement in employers implementing initiatives to promote gender equality including analysing their pay data, implementing flexible work and recognising domestic violence as a workplace issue. Data for the 2015-16 reporting period will be released in late 2016 and will provide a three-year time series, allowing us to identify trends and opportunities to improve gender equality outcomes.

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2015-16 was an important year for the Agency as we bedded down our systems, moving from start-up to business as usual. The value of our dataset covering more than four million non-government employees in Australia is increasingly recognised. We were pleased to partner with the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre to deliver the first in a series of three reports to provide a detailed analysis of our data. Insights generated by the project include differences in pay outcomes in male and female-dominated industries, pay gaps for part-time and casual employees and the impact of pay gaps on career earnings. I’m looking forward to the second report in the series, due for release in early 2017.

We have made our data easier to access through upgrading our interactive online Data Explorer and simplifying the data request process for organisations. We also seek to ensure the data we collect is valuable to employers. The Agency provided every organisation that reported to us in 2014-15 with a confidential, customised Competitor Analysis Benchmark Report, a powerful business tool allowing employers to assess their gender equality performance against their peers.

There is no doubt that momentum to address workplace gender equality is building, with leading employers recognising it is essential for building the productive and competitive workplaces of the future.

I’d like to recognise those employers leading the way, especially our CEO Pay Equity Ambassadors who commit to addressing their pay gaps and speaking publicly about why it matters; and our WGEA

Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation holders who meet the highest evidence-based standards recognised as driving improved gender equality outcomes.

Meeting business leaders across Australia and hearing their commitment and determination to make a difference has been a real highlight since my appointment as Director of the Agency in October 2015.

I would like to thank Acting Director Louise McSorley for leading the Agency in the period between Helen Conway’s departure and my appointment. Louise kept the work of the Agency on track and established herself as a strong gender equality advocate.

I also thank Agency staff for their enthusiasm and commitment in 2015-16. Gender equality, and diversity more generally, is now a business-critical issue and interest in it across the wider community is acute. As I so often say, “Our data will drive the change to ensure that women and men are equally valued and rewarded in the workplace.”

Libby Lyons Director

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Spreading the word In 2015-16, the Agency focused on expanding our reach to a national audience, with a nation-wide program of speaking engagements.

Highlights included six pay equity roundtables, bringing together business leaders for open and frank discussion about actions and barriers to addressing pay equity. Our tally of Pay Equity Ambassadors rose to 103 over the course of the year, building an influential network of change agents.

We wrapped up our Equilibrium Man Challenge campaign with an inspiring event hosted by media personality Annabel Crabb, where the senior professional men featured in the project spoke of the personal and professional transformation they experienced by moving to flexible work.

The Agency also supported the Australian tour of masculinity expert Michael Kimmel from New York’s Stony Brook University.

Data insights In November 2015, we launched our second full year of data with well-attended events in Sydney and Melbourne in partnership with the Australian British Chamber of Commerce. HSC students from Sydney Secondary College’s Blackwattle Bay campus joined the Sydney launch, expressing their surprise and dismay at data showing a 24% full-time total remuneration gender pay gap.

We upgraded our online Data Explorer to enhance usability and encouraged people to share a statistic relevant to them on social media via the hashtag #myequalitystat.

The Agency partnered with the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre to analyse our 2014-15 dataset in greater depth, launching a major report in March 2016 in Perth with findings on gender pay gaps for casual and part-time workers, the career-long pay penalty for women and a correlation between gender balance on boards and lower gender pay gaps.

Supporting employers to report 1 April to 31 May 2016 was a busy time for the Agency as we collected data for the 2015-16 reporting period. A 5% decrease in incoming calls in our third year of reporting under the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 suggests employers are now more familiar with the process.

The Agency’s new telephone system contributed to significantly lower wait times for employers seeking advice on reporting. A new pre-population option for some areas of the reporting questionnaire also contributed to ease of reporting this year, with 79% of reporting organisations using this option.

A series of webinars and live walkthrough demonstrations of the reporting process proved a popular and effective way of supporting employers to report. In total, 1,524 people participated in online reporting webinars with Agency staff between February and May 2016, allowing greater reach than was previously achieved with face-to-face reporting workshops.

With the introduction of new reporting requirements for the 2015-16 reporting period, the Agency established a working group comprising a representative sample of employers from different sectors and industries. A series of consultation forums was held to obtain feedback on the changes and inform the development of the 2015-16 reporting questionnaire.

Highlights

Website visits 276,928 unique visits

Agency activity 2015-16 reporting period

Second full year of data (2014-15) 4,647 reporting organisations

Data pre-population used by 3,797 (79%) reporting organisations

Online webinars 1,524 participants

Pay Equity Ambassadors 103 Ambassadors

WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 90 employers

Speaking engagements 62 nation-wide

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Snapshot of reporting organisations

Table 1: Reporting organisations by industry

Number of reporting organisations Number of

employees

%

Women

%

Men

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 47 27,480 35.5 64.5

Mining 154 148,724 15.8 84.2

Manufacturing 635 343,514 26.6 73.4

Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services 52 44,226 25.1 74.9

Construction 197 117,034 15.9 84.1

Wholesale Trade 225 111,101 36.8 63.2

Retail Trade 303 681,384 58.4 41.6

Accommodation and Food Services 261 190,550 51.8 48.2

Transport, Postal and Warehousing 190 199,019 26.0 74.0

Information Media and Telecommunications 135 131,652 39.0 61.0

Financial and Insurance Services 234 273,462 55.7 44.3

Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services 81 40,943 43.8 56.2

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 488 289,332 39.4 60.6

Administrative and Support Services 254 237,151 43.4 56.6

Public Administration and Safety 22 29,569 20.4 79.6

Education and Training 526 413,532 63.4 36.6

Health Care and Social Assistance 653 598,960 80.1 19.9

Arts and Recreation Services 106 95,579 50.1 49.9

Other Services 144 55,951 43.5 56.5

All reporting organisations 4,707 4,029,163 49.7 50.3

As at 19 September 2016, 4,707 reports had been assessed as compliant for the 2015-16 reporting period. These employers represented 4,029,163 employees, approximately 40% of employees in Australia.

Table 2: Reporting organisations by size

Organisation size Number of reporting organisations

0-249 2,172

250-499 1,126

500-999 648

1000-4999 631

5000+ 130

Total 4,707

Detailed statistics on the 2015-16 reporting period results are available at data.wgea.gov.au.

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Agency overview About the Agency 12

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Our purpose The Workplace Gender Equality Agency is charged with promoting and improving gender equality in Australian workplaces, including through the provision of advice and assistance to employers and the assessment and measurement of workplace gender data. It is established by the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012.

Our vision The Agency’s vision is for women and men to be equally represented, valued and rewarded in the workplace.

Our strategic priorities The Agency’s strategic priorities until the year ending 30 June 2016 were:

� � position the Agency as the leader in the

workplace gender equality space

� � proactively support and add value to employers

as they seek to achieve gender equality in their workplaces

� � collaborate strategically with other organisations

to advance workplace gender equality

� � ensure the Agency’s ongoing sustainability.

About the Agency

Our role and functions The Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 outlines our role and functions as follows:

� � advise and assist employers in promoting and

improving gender equality in the workplace

� � develop, in consultation with relevant employers

and employee organisations, benchmarks in relation to gender equality indicators

� � issue guidelines to assist relevant employers to

achieve the purposes of the Act

� � review compliance with the Act by relevant

employers, review public reports lodged by relevant employers and deal with those reports in accordance with the Act

� � collect and analyse information provided by

relevant employers under the Act to assist the Agency to advise the Minister in relation to legislative instruments made under the Act

� � undertake research, educational programs and

other programs to promote and improve gender equality in the workplace

� � work with employers to maximise the

effectiveness of the administration of the Act, including by minimising the regulatory burden on employers

� � promote and contribute to understanding and

acceptance, and public discussion, of gender equality in the workplace

� � review the effectiveness of the Act in achieving

its purposes

� � report to the Minister on such matters in

relation to gender equality in the workplace as the Agency thinks fit.

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Our objectives In order to achieve its purpose/outcome, the Agency has the following objectives:

� � promote, amongst employers, the elimination

of discrimination on the basis of gender in relation to employment matters

� � foster workplace consultation between employers

and employees on issues concerning gender equality in employment and in the workplace

� � improve the productivity and competitiveness

of Australian business through the advancement of gender equality in employment and in the workplace

� � remove barriers to the full and equal

participation of women in the workforce.

The Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 requires non-public sector employers with 100 or more employees (relevant employers) to report to the agency annually against standardised gender equality indicators (GEIs) by completion of a workplace profile and a reporting questionnaire.

The GEIs relate to areas that are critical to gender equality:

� � GEI 1 - gender composition of the workforce

� � GEI 2 - gender composition of governing bodies

of relevant employers

� � GEI 3 - equal remuneration between women

and men

� � GEI 4 - availability and utility of employment

terms, conditions and practices relating to flexible working arrangements for employees and to working arrangements supporting employees with family or caring responsibilities

� � GEI 5 - consultation with employees on issues

concerning gender equality in the workplace

� � GEI 6 - any other matters specified by

the Minister - sex-based harassment and discrimination.

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Organisational structure The Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency has overall accountability for management of the Agency and is appointed by the Governor-General of Australia. Libby Lyons was appointed as Director of the Agency on 17 September 2015 and commenced a five-year term on 19 October 2015. From 7 March 2015 until Ms Lyons was appointed Louise McSorley fulfilled the role of Acting Director.

The Agency is divided into four business units:

� � Advice and Reporting

� � Operations

� � Research and Analytics

� � Strategy and Engagement.

Workforce A breakdown of employees by ongoing and non-ongoing status, APS classification level, type of employment arrangement, salary range, performance pay and more information on the management of human resources is provided on pages 25-30.

Director

Operations Strategy and Engagement

Research and Analytics

Advice and Reporting

Figure 1: Organisational structure of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency

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Report on performance Annual Performance Statement 16

Financial Performance 19

Key Agency activities 20

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Annual Performance Statement 2015-16

Introductory statement The Annual Performance Statement for the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of section 39(1)(a) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) for the 2015-16 financial year and accurately presents the Agency’s performance in accordance with section 39(2) of the PGPA Act.

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency is responsible for a single outcome and program as outlined in our purpose statement.

Entity purpose The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA, the Agency) is charged with promoting and improving gender equality in Australian workplaces, including through the provision of advice and assistance to employers and the assessment and measurement of workplace gender data.

Results

Performance Criterion

Percentage of women in leadership roles � 24.5% of governing board members

� 26.5% of key management personnel (KMP)

� 38% of other managers.

Criterion Source

Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2015-16 Corporate Plan

Workplace Gender Equality Agency - Entity resources and plan performance 2015-16 (PBS).

Result Against Performance Criterion

� 28.6% of governing board members (excluding chairs)

� 28.5% of key management personnel (KMP)

� 40.8% of other managers.

Performance criterion exceeded.

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Performance Criterion

25% of relevant employers have conducted gender remuneration gap analyses.

Criterion Source

Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2015-16 Corporate Plan

Workplace Gender Equality Agency - Entity resources and plan performance 2015-16 (PBS).

Result Against Performance Criterion

27% of relevant employers have conducted gender remuneration gap analyses.

Performance criterion exceeded.

Performance Criterion

56% of relevant employers have a strategy or policy to support employees with family or caring responsibilities.

Criterion Source

Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2015-16 Corporate Plan

Workplace Gender Equality Agency - Entity resources and plan performance 2015-16 (PBS).

Result Against Performance Criterion

56.5% of relevant employers have a strategy or policy to support employees with family or caring responsibilities.

Performance criterion met.

Performance Criterion

210,000 visits to the Agency website.

Criterion Source

Workplace Gender Equality Agency 2015-16 Corporate Plan

Workplace Gender Equality Agency - Entity resources and plan performance 2015-16 (PBS).

Result Against Performance Criterion

In the 2015-16 financial year there were over 276,928 unique visits to the WGEA website.

Performance criterion significantly exceeded.

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Analysis of performance against purpose The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has met or exceeded all performance criteria in the 2015-16 year.

The performance against purpose of the Agency relies on the engagement and actions of employers and other stakeholders in workplace gender equality. Where the Agency achieves the greatest impact is to inform and influence the debate with our data and to provide education and other materials to assist reporting organisations and others make progress on this important issue.

During the 2015-16 year the Agency released the second comprehensive set of workplace data and engaged in research partnerships to gain further shareable case studies and insights.

With the appointment of the new Director in October 2015 came an increased national focus and level of engagement with business. We participated in 62 public speaking events, enjoyed 516 media mentions and a substantial growth in social media presence.

Increased numbers of Pay Equity Ambassadors and WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality recipients, indicates that workplace gender equality is firming as a mainstream issue.

This means even more advocates to promote gender equality measures such as striving to increase women in leadership roles, conducting gender pay gap analyses and the encouragement of flexible work arrangements, including for employees with caring responsibilities.

With the increased public discussion comes increased interest from organisations and individuals seeking more information. On the website there are more than 60 educational resources, including general information to help to understand workplace gender equality, together with research reports, fact sheets, statistics and guides to reporting under the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012.

Further discussion and statistics on key Agency activities aligned with our legislative mandate can be found on page 20.

Regulator Performance Framework

An assessment of the Agency’s performance under the Regulator Performance Framework will be available on the wgea.gov.au website from 31 December 2016.

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Financial Performance The total appropriation for the Agency in 2015-16 was $4,935,000.

Expenditure in 2015-16 decreased by 2% from the previous year to $5,757,245 due to a reduction in supplier costs more than offsetting an increase in depreciation.

Expenditure on suppliers was $1,890,001 or 33% and included:

� � IT and office equipment

� � lease and other costs associated with premises

� � contractors and consultants

� � travel and training for staff

� � subscriptions, printing and publications.

Expenditure on employee benefits was $3,096,293 or 54% which represented a decrease of 2% from last year notwithstanding some salary increases arising from the introduction of the new enterprise agreement in December. Savings were made due to some staff turnover and the time required to fill vacant positions.

Actual available appropriation for 2015-16 $’000

Payments made 2015-16 $’000

Balance remainin 2015-16 $’000

Ordinary annual services

Departmental appropriationa 6,247 5,167 1,080

Total resourcing and payments 6,247 5,167 1,080

2015-16 2014-15

Average Staffing Level (number) 29 29

(a) Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2015-16, prior year departmental appropriation and section 74 receipts.

Table 3: Agency resource statement

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Key Agency activities

Supporting employers to report In 2015-16, relevant employers reported on the six gender equality indicators outlined in the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 for the third time. The Agency continued its commitment to provide ongoing advice, education and support for employers regarding reporting.

The Agency held 14 Australia-wide webinars including live demonstrations of the online reporting system, two teleconferences and one face-to-face presentation hosted by the Australian Tax Office and a series of information sessions to assist companies seeking help with their annual compliance reports.

Replacing face-to-face workshops with webinars allowed the Agency to expand its reach more than fivefold.

The Agency also provided tailored telephone advice and support to employers. A decrease in the number of telephone enquiries relating to minor technical issues suggests employers are becoming more familiar with the online reporting process, resulting in an increase in assistance being provided on issues that have a strategic impact on an employer’s performance in achieving workplace gender equality.

Improving ease of reporting is a high priority for the Agency going forward and in 2016, the Agency introduced pre-population of some parts of the reporting questionnaire that were unlikely to change year on year. Subsequently 3,797 employers used the option to pre-populate.

An Agency survey of 2,433 relevant employers completed in May 2016 found high levels of usage of telephone assistance and online reporting resources, with both forms of assistance rated at 88% effective or highly effective.

Building evidence through data The Agency is committed to making the data it collects as accessible and usable as possible, subject to relevant legislation. In November 2015 the Agency released the second comprehensive set of workplace data, with events in Sydney and Melbourne hosted by the Australian British Chamber of Commerce gaining widespread media coverage.

The Agency’s online interactive Data Explorer was upgraded in 2015-16, attracting 9,506 users between its launch in November 2015 and 30 June 2016. The Agency’s data is also accessible through data.gov.au.

The Agency also introduced a data sharing protocol to further promote access to our world-leading data set.

The Agency partnered with the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre to deliver the first in a series of three reports to provide a detailed analysis of the Agency’s data. A co-branded report Gender Equity Insights 2016: Inside Australia’s Gender Pay Gap was released in March 2016, showing differences in pay outcomes in male and female-dominated industries, pay gaps for part-time and casual employees and the impact of pay gaps on career earnings.

The data collected from employers was fed into customised and confidential Competitor Analysis Benchmark Reports and distributed to compliant reporting organisations, with 37.1% of recipients accessing their reports.

The Agency continued to contribute to a range of other research activities across academic and government institutions and engaged an Australian Bureau of Statistics secondee to help better understand how the Agency’s data compares with other government data.

The Agency undertook a range of activities in support of, and in alignment with, its legislative mandate.

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Supporting employers to report

Reporting webinar participants 1,524

Views of reporting webinars on YouTube 1,363

Downloads of reporting-related resources 22,669

Building evidence through data

Employees covered by the 2015-16 dataset 4,025,304

Users of the online Data Explorer 9,506

Competitor Analysis Benchmark Reports produced 4,647

Expanding our education outreach

Online education resources 67+

Downloads of pay equity resources 3,405

Downloads of gender pay gap statistics fact sheet 11,863

Unique website visits 276,928

Generating national debate

Public speaking events by Agency staff 62

Increase in Facebook ‘likes’ 500%

Media mentions 516

Recognising leading practice

WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation holders 90

Pay Equity Ambassadors 103

Pay Equity Official Supporters 27

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Recognising leading practice The Agency encourages change and innovation around gender equality in the workplace and strives to recognise employers that are leading the way.

In November 2015 the Agency announced the list of successful applicants for its flagship recognition program: the WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation. Trends among 2015 citation holders include measurement of gender pay gaps, enhanced caring provisions for men, including paid parental leave and a strategic focus on flexibility.

With increased eligibility criteria in 2015, the value employers place on this citation was evident in the increased number of employers successfully applying for the citation.

Through the Pay Equity Ambassador program, the Agency works with a network of chief executive officers and directors committed to pay equity and gender equality.

To spread awareness of the causes of gender inequality, the Agency’s Director co-hosted six high-level pay equity roundtables with CEOs in 2015-2016.

An increased number of organisations committed to supporting the gender equality work of the Agency as Pay Equity Official Supporters.

EOCGE 2015 recipients are listed at Appendix 2 and Pay Equity Ambassadors at Appendix 3.

Expanding our education outreach The Agency helps promote gender equality through practical educational materials, case studies, research and news with the Agency’s website acting as an information hub.

A comprehensive suite of educational resources and research fact sheets to support employers and promote public understanding of workplace gender equality issues has continued to expand.

Adding to the existing workplace flexibility resources the Flexibility Business Case Toolkit was developed to help organisations build a business case for flexible work practices using workforce metrics.

New fact sheets on International gender equality statistics and Gender equality in ASX 200 organisations were developed, while regular products including Gender workplace statistics at a glance and Gender pay gap statistics were updated as new data was released.

Generating national debate Agency representatives have undertaken a nation-wide program of speaking engagements during 2015-16 to engage a broad audience of employers and stakeholders in discussions on workplace gender equality.

The Agency has sought out partnerships to expand its reach and actively sought to include men in the discussion.

The Equilibrium Man Challenge wrapped up, focusing on flexibility with an event in March 2016 hosted by journalist and commentator Annabel Crabb. In May 2016, the Agency supported an Australian speaking tour by Dr Michael Kimmel, an advocate for engaging men in gender equality.

There has also been a substantial growth in the Agency’s audience on social media. All of the Agency’s established channels - Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter - exceeded the follower growth targets for the year.

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Management and accountability Corporate governance 24

External scrutiny 24

Human resources management 25

Other mandatory information 30

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Management and accountability

Corporate governance During the 2015-16 year, the Agency operated under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013. The Director is the accountable authority of the Agency.

The Agency’s Corporate Governance Framework ensures that the Workplace Gender Equality Agency achieves its objectives, manages risks and uses resources responsibly and with accountability. The framework aligns legislative requirements with other Australian Public Service and internal policy requirements and promotes a level of governance and oversight commensurate with risk.

The Executive management of the Agency is active in the implementation of the framework including but not limited to strategic planning, policy development, review of controls and participation in project steering committees.

Executive management As at 30 June 2016 the Executive was made up of four Executive Manager positions reporting to the Director.

� � Advice and Reporting Executive Manager

Vanessa Paterson

� � Operations Executive Manager

Julienne Clifford

� � Research and Analytics Executive Manager

Carla Harris (on leave) Andrew McMahon (relieving)

� � Strategy and Engagement Executive Manager

Jackie Woods

Fraud control and risk management During the financial year 2015-16, the Agency did not identify any fraud. The Fraud Control Plan is part of the Agency’s induction program and Fraud Awareness training is undertaken by all staff annually. The Agency’s Risk Management Policy, Fraud Control Plan, Business Continuity Plan and associated Risk Registers are reviewed regularly with oversight by the Audit Committee. The Agency has taken all reasonable measures to minimise the incidence of fraud by ensuring appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation and reporting procedures and processes are in place.

The Agency integrates risk management into business planning and project management and incorporates the identification of risks and risk treatments into strategic planning. Managers undertake refresher training in Risk Management annually and all other Agency staff biennially. Risk management is a standing item at Executive meetings.

External scrutiny The Agency is subject to an annual statutory audit performed by the Australian National Audit Office. The outcomes of the 2015-16 audit were presented to the Audit Committee. The committee is chaired by an external member.

The members of the Audit Committee are:

� � Heather Watson (Chair)

� � Sean Van Gorp

� � Vanessa Paterson.

The role and responsibilities of the Audit Committee are set out in its Charter. The Committee provides independent assurance and assistance to the Director on the Agency’s governance framework and its financial statement responsibilities.

There have been no significant developments in external scrutiny of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency during 2015-16.

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Human resources management

Assessment of effectiveness

The Agency has operated successfully under its organisational and staffing structure. The Agency continued to review and revise its people management policies as well as procedures, systems and documentation to reflect contemporary better practice in support of the Agency’s strategic priorities and align with the Agency’s new enterprise agreement.

Further progress was made on optimising the capabilities of staff members with the development of a framework to align Agency capability to the needs as described in our four-year strategic plan. Work is continuing in the Agency to create a flexible workforce through cross-Agency project team work. The Agency is undertaking a review of current capability levels, identifying existing and required skill sets and developing a strategy and implementation plan to address skills required for the future.

Information on enterprise bargaining

A new three-year Enterprise Bargaining Agreement was approved and commenced on 29 December 2015. The 2015-2018 Enterprise Agreement has a nominal expiry date of 21 December 2018.

Employees will receive four wage increases over the three-year duration of the Agency Enterprise Agreement. The first increase of 1.5% took effect on 29 December 2015. The second increase of 1% took effect on 1 March 2016. The third increase of 1% will take effect 1 March 2017 and the fourth increase of 1.5% will take effect on 1 March 2018.

The number of employees covered by the Agency Enterprise Agreement and the salary ranges available for APS employees by classification structure are outlined in Table 8.

Superannuation

The Agency pays employer superannuation contributions on behalf of employees during periods of unpaid leave for maternity or primary carer’s leave. The contributions are made for a period equal to a maximum of 52 weeks from the commencement of paid maternity or primary carer’s leave.

Non-salary benefits

The Agency provides the following non-salary benefits to its employees:

� � access to salary packaging for a vehicle or laptop

� � salary packaging of supplementary

superannuation contributions.

Flexible work practices

The Agency helps employees balance their work and personal lives by offering remote working arrangements, flex-time and part-time work, and providing purchased leave, access to two paid volunteer days per year and other arrangements. Flexibility is vital to improving workplace gender equality and the Agency leads by example. The majority of staff take up flexible working arrangements including the Executive.

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Capability development

The Agency promotes and supports the development of its workforce to ensure the Agency has the capability to respond to the challenges of the changing workplace and deliver the Agency’s strategic priorities.

In 2015-16, a total of $84,788 was spent on training and development activities to develop the capability of our workforce.

Development opportunities and upgrading of skills were provided through extension projects, formal training and temporary transfers to higher duties. The Agency encouraged employees to attend conferences, seminars and other events, in addition to structured external training. Access was provided to a suite of e-learning courses with in-house seminars held for all employees to promote discussion and enhance understanding of issues impacting on gender equality.

All employees received targeted training and development, including courses on project management, organisational and management skills, business intelligence software skills and legislative obligations, ensuring we can provide accurate information, advice and education on reporting compliance matters and gender equality initiatives.

The Agency also continues to support formal study through its Study Assistance Policy with three employees undertaking formal accredited courses.

Staffing and remuneration

The following tables provide a comparison of the Agency’s ongoing and non-ongoing staffing profile as at 30 June 2016 and 30 June 2015. All staff are located in Sydney.

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Table 4: Ongoing staff as at 30 June 2016

Band F/T P/T Men Women Indigenous

Culturally and linguistically diverse People with a disability

PEO 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

EL 1 and 2 6 3 2 7 0 0 1

APS Level 5 and 6 9 4 2 11 0 3 0

APS Level 2 to 4 1 1 0 2 0 1 0

APS Level 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Total 17 8 4 21 0 4 1

Table 5: Non-ongoing staff as at 30 June 2016

Band F/T P/T Men Women Indigenous

Culturally and linguistically diverse People with a disability

PEO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

EL 1 and 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0

APS Level 5 and 6 2 1 1 2 0 1 0

APS Level 2 to 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

APS Level 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Total 3 2 1 4 0 1 0

Table 6: Ongoing staff as at 30 June 2015

Band F/T P/T Men Women Indigenous

Culturally and linguistically diverse People with a disability

PEO 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

EL 1 and 2 4 2 0 6 0 0 1

APS Level 5 and 6 9 5 1 13 0 3 1

APS Level 2 to 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

APS Level 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Total 15 7 1 21 0 3 2

Note: Includes ongoing staff on parental leave.

Note: Includes ongoing staff on parental leave.

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Table 7: Non-ongoing staff as at 30 June 2015

Band F/T P/T Men Women Indigenous

Culturally and linguistically diverse People with a disability

PEO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

EL 1 and 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0

APS Level 5 and 6 4 0 1 3 0 0 0

APS Level 2 to 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 0

APS Level 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Total 6 1 1 6 0 1 0

Table 8: Number of staff by APS classification level, type of employment arrangement and salary range

Band

Employees covered

Type of employment arrangement Lower salary ($)

Upper salary ($)

PEO Not applicable

EL2 6 Collective agreement $116,046 $132,196

EL1 5 Collective agreement $99,637 $126,743

APS Level 6 10 Collective agreement $77,038 $89,117

APS Level 5 6 Collective agreement $71,495 $75,756

APS Level 4 1 Collective agreement $63,807 $69,254

APS Level 3 1 Collective agreement $57,661 $62,187

APS Level 2 0 Collective agreement $50,666 $55,841

APS Level 1 0 Collective agreement $44,844 $49,302

Total 29

Key: PEO: Principal Executive Officer. Not covered by Enterprise Agreement or Individual Industrial Agreement. EL 1 and 2: Executive Level 1 and 2 APS 1-6: Australian Public Service Levels 1 to 6

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Performance pay

Eligible employees who have reached the top of their salary band may receive a bonus payment of 1.5% if they achieve a performance rating of fully effective or above. Table 9 outlines performance payment information for the 2015 performance cycle.

Table 9: Performance payments to staff during FY 15-16

Band

Number of staff who received performance pay Aggregate of actual payments

Range

of payments

Average

bonus payment

EL2 3 $5,816 $2,643 - $1,586 $1,939

EL1 3 $5,518 $2,150 - $1,612 $1,839

APS Level 6 8 $12,144 $1,760 - $528 $1,518

APS Level 5 4 $6,060 $1,512 - $1,512 $1,512

APS Level 4- Level 1 1 $1,243 $1,243 - $1,243 $1,243

All staff 19 $30,781

Disability reporting Since 1994, Commonwealth departments and agencies have reported on their performance as policy adviser, purchaser, employer, regulator and provider under the Commonwealth Disability Strategy. In 2007-08, reporting on the employer role was transferred to the Australian Public Service Commission’s State of the Service Report and the APS Statistical Bulletin. These reports are available at www.apsc.gov.au. From 2010-11, departments and agencies are no longer required to report on these functions.

The Commonwealth Disability Strategy has been overtaken by the National Disability Strategy 2010-2020, which sets out a ten-year national policy framework to improve the lives of people with disability, promote participation and create a more inclusive society. A high level two-yearly report will track progress against each of the six outcome areas of the Strategy and present a picture of how people with disability are faring. The first report is available at www.dss.gov.au.

Work health and safety performance The Agency is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace, and meeting its responsibilities under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

The Agency has a WH&S Officer to address issues and provide solutions to ensure the health, welfare, safety and wellbeing of staff. The officer consults with stakeholders at all stages of decision-making about WH&S in the workplace.

WH&S issues are discussed at Executive staff meetings and the Agency has a health and safety representative. All staff are required to undertake an annual refresher e-learning module on workplace health and safety.

As part of the induction program, new employees go through informal WH&S training and have an ergonomic assessment of their workstation by an occupational therapist. The Agency also carries out ergonomic workstation assessments for all staff with a remote working arrangement.

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The Agency has purchased a number of sit-to-stand workstations to support a sit-to-stand work solution in the workplace, introduced a flu vaccination program for all staff and to help support a healthy workplace, implemented training in resilience and mindfulness for all staff.

Incidents

During the year, the Agency had no incidents or dangerous occurrences that arose from the conduct of its undertakings for which it would have been required to give notice under section 38 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

Investigation

The Agency did not undertake any investigations or conduct any tests on any plant, substance or thing in the course of any such investigation. No notices were given to the Agency under sections 191,195 or 198 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 during the 2015-16 financial year.

Other mandatory information

Purchasing

The Agency ensures that all purchasing is handled in accordance with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules as detailed in the Agency’s Accountable Authority Instructions and is in keeping with the principles of ethical, efficient, effective and economical use of Commonwealth resources.

The Agency publishes planned procurements on AusTender in accordance with the requirements of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules. AusTender is regularly updated with a record of all procurements in excess of $10,000.

The Agency has access to whole-of-government purchasing arrangements in a range of areas including information and communications technology, travel and accommodation.

Consultants

The Agency adheres to the Commonwealth Procurement Rules and the Accountable Authority Instructions when engaging consultants and entering into contractual arrangements.

During the 2015-16 financial year, the Agency entered into three new consultancy contracts involving a total expenditure of $66,512.

In addition, one ongoing consultancy contract was active during 2015-16, involving a total actual expenditure of $1,675.

Annual reports contain information about actual expenditure on contracts for consultancies. Information on the value of contracts and consultancies is available on the AusTender website.

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Support of small business

The Agency supports small business participation in the Commonwealth Government procurement market. Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and Small Enterprise participation statistics are available on the Department of Finance’s website.

The Agency has not initiated any significant approaches to the market in 2015-16, however, the Agency ensures SMEs are included in the mix of organisations requested to provide quotes for provision of specific goods and services below the relevant procurement threshold. Procurement and contracting processes are frequently reviewed for clarity and ease of engagement. Providers of goods and services are promptly paid.

Compliance

There were no significant issues of non-compliance with Finance law during 2015-16 and therefore no report was made to the Minister under paragraph 19(1)(e) of the PGPA Act.

Advertising and market research

The Agency made no payments to advertising or market research organisations in 2015-16 which require disclosure under section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.

Ethical standards

The Agency is committed to the Australian Public Service (APS) Values and Code of Conduct. The Agency staff induction program draws attention to the APS Values and Code of Conduct, and these values are incorporated into the Agency’s daily management and operations.

Information Publication Scheme

Entities subject to the Freedom of Information Act, 1982 (FOI Act) are required to publish information to the public as part of the Information Publication Scheme (IPS). This requirement is in Part II of the FOI Act and has replaced the former requirement to publish a section 8 statement in an annual report. Each agency must display on its website a plan showing what information it publishes in accordance with IPS requirements www.wgea.gov.au.

One request was made to the Agency this year citing the FOI Act. This request was satisfied by directing the inquirer to information readily accessible on the Agency’s website.

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Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance

The following information is provided in accordance with section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

The Agency’s management and staff are committed to the principles of ecologically sustainable development. In accordance with government guidelines, the Agency once again participated in Earth Hour.

The Operations team has embedded the following initiatives to minimise the Agency’s environmental impacts:

� � non-essential lighting and appliances are

turned off and sensor devices and timers are used to minimise electricity consumption throughout the office

� � the Agency uses water-saving facilities to help

minimise water consumption

� � all office equipment conforms to environmental

standards and the Agency uses information technology that abides by strict ecologically sustainable development guidelines

� � all printers are defaulted to print on both

sides of the paper. Printer ink cartridges and toners are recycled

� � the Agency reduces waste generation

by recycling paper, cardboard, glass, plastics and metals.

The Agency is a tenant in a non-Commonwealth-owned building, which has a National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) energy rating of 4.5 and a NABERS water rating of 3.5.

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Financial Statements Independent auditor’s report 34

Statement by the Director

and Operations Executive Manager 36

Financial Statements 37

Notes to Financial Statements 41

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Independent auditor’s report

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In our opinion, the attached Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2016 comply with subsection 42(2) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), and are based on properly maintained financial records as per subsection 41(2) of the PGPA Act.

In our opinion, at the date of this statement, there are reasonable grounds to believe that the Workplace Gender Equality Agency will be able to pay its debts as and when they fall due.

Libby Lyons Director 9 September 2016

Julienne Clifford Operations Executive Manager 9 September 2016

Statement by the Director and Operations Executive Manager

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Workplace Gender Equality Agency Statement of Comprehensive Income for the year ended 30 June 2016

Financial Statements

Budget variances

Variances are considered to be 'major' when the difference is greater than 10% or more than $50,000 or a lesser amount if pertinent to the understanding of the Financial Statements.

1. Employee benefits and Suppliers - the underspend in Employee benefits due to staff turnover was offset by an overspend in Suppliers because the Agency engaged contractors and other service providers to undertake activities which would otherwise have been performed by employees.

2. Depreciation and amortisation - full year of amortisation of intangibles impacting on non-financial assets.

3. Rendering of services - was less than the previous year and the budgeted amount due to sponsorship funding.

4. Other gains - were higher than budget due to the resources received free of charge.

The above statement should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

Notes

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

Original Budget ($)

NET COST OF SERVICES

Expenses

Employee benefits 3A 3,096,293 3,148,418 3,417,000

Suppliers 3B 1,890,001 2,067,328 1,638,000

Depreciation and amortisation 3C 759,750 649,632 633,000

Finance costs - unwinding of discount 11,201 11,951 10,000

Total expenses 5,757,245 5,877,329 5,698,000

OWN-SOURCE INCOME

Rendering of services 4A 82,961 189,891 100,000

Total own-source revenue 82,961 189,891 100,000

Other revenue

Other gains - Resources received free of charge 4B 81,860 128,193 30,000

Total other revenue 81,860 128,193 30,000

Total own-source income 164,821 318,084 130,000

Net cost of services 5,592,424 5,559,245 5,568,000

Revenue from Government 4C 4,935,000 5,008,000 4,935,000

Total comprehensive loss (657,424) (551,245) (633,000)

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Workplace Gender Equality Agency Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2016

Budget variances

Variances are considered to be 'major' when the difference is greater than 10% or more than $50,000 or a lesser amount if pertinent to the understanding of the Financial Statements.

1. Trade and other receivables - there was no need to seek Ministerial approval to access prior year unspent appropriation this year.

2. Intangibles - additional system development undertaken as a consequence of reporting requirement changes from implementation of a legislative instrument.

3. Other payables and Provision for restoration obligation - the makegood provision was classified as a payable in the Budget.

4. Employee provisions - more employees with prior year service recognised.

5. Reserves - the assets to which the revaluation reserve related were written off in 2014.

The above statement should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

Notes

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

Original Budget ($)

ASSETS

Financial Assets

Cash and cash equivalents 6A 419,977 216,179 446,000

Trade and other receivables 6B 704,968 765,639 494,000

Total financial assets 1,124,945 981,818 940,000

Non-financial assets

Leasehold improvements 7A 315,751 538,015 318,000

Plant and equipment 7A 180,434 203,237 139,000

Intangibles 7B-C 1,754,335 2,030,226 1,611,000

Other non-financial assets - prepayments 3,088 7,260 2,000

Total non-financial assets 2,253,608 2,778,738 2,070,000

Total assets 3,378,553 3,760,556 3,010,000

LIABILITIES

Payables

Suppliers 8A 277,554 218,565 63,000

Other payables 8B 66,907 166,365 489,000

Total payables 344,461 384,930 552,000

Provisions

Employee provisions 9A 527,253 419,564 381,000

Provision for restoration obligation 9B 412,375 401,174 64,000

Total provisions 939,628 820,738 445,000

Total liabilities 1,284,089 1,205,668 997,000

Net assets 2,094,464 2,554,888 2,013,000

EQUITY

Contributed equity 3,856,000 3,659,000 3,856,000

Reserves - - 40,000

Accumulated deficit (1,761,536) (1,104,112) (1,883,000)

Total equity 2,094,464 2,554,888 2,013,000

Financial Statements (continued)

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Financial Statements (continued)

Workplace Gender Equality Agency Statement of Changes in Equity as at 30 June 2016

Budget variances

Variances are considered to be ‘major’ when the difference is greater than 10% or more than $50,000 or a lesser amount if pertinent to the understanding of the Financial Statements.

1. Reserves - the assets to which the revaluation reserve related were written off in 2014.

The above statement should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

Original Budget ($)

CONTRIBUTED EQUITY

Opening balance 3,659,000 3,659,000 3,659,000

Departmental capital budget 197,000 - 197,000

Total transactions with owners 197,000 - 197,000

Closing balance as at 30 June 3,856,000 3,659,000 3,856,000

RETAINED EARNINGS

Opening balance (1,104,112) (552,867) (1,250,000)

Comprehensive income

Deficit for the period (657,424) (551,245) (633,000)

Total comprehensive income (657,424) (551,245) (633,000)

Closing balance as at 30 June (1,761,536) (1,104,112) (1,883,000)

ASSET REVALUATION RESERVE

Opening balance - - 40,000

Closing balance as at 30 June - - 40,000

Closing balance as at 30 June 2,094,464 2,554,888 2,013,000

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Financial Statements (continued)

Workplace Gender Equality Agency Cash Flow Statement for the year ended 30 June 2016

Notes

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

Original Budget 2016 ($)

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

Cash received

Appropriations 5,032,575 5,181,805 4,925,000

Sales of goods and rendering of services 77,254 210,470 100,000

Net GST received 143,029 175,195 -

Other 70,498 - -

Total cash received 5,323,356 5,567,470 5,025,000

Cash used

Employees 3,168,315 3,149,173 3,415,000

Suppliers 1,956,493 1,913,375 1,608,000

Section 74 receipts transferred to the OPA - - 2,000

Total cash used 5,124,808 5,062,548 5,025,000

Net cash from operating activities 10 198,548 504,922 -

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

Cash used

Purchase of plant and equipment 25,906 2,862 -

Purchase of intangibles 165,827 468,178 197,000

Total cash used 191,733 471,040 197,000

Net cash (used) by investing activities (191,733) (471,040) (197,000)

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

Cash received

Departmental Capital Budget 196,983 - 197,000

Net cash from financing activities 196,983 - 197,000

Net increase in cash held 203,798 33,882 -

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the reporting period 216,179 182,297 446,000

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the reporting period 6A 419,977 216,179 446,000

Budget variances

Variances are considered to be ‘major’ when the difference is greater than 10% or more than $50,000 or a lesser amount if pertinent to the understanding of the Financial Statements.

1. Appropriations - early draw down from CBMS for first July supplier payment run.

2. Net GST received - not included in budget.

3. Employees and Suppliers - reflects the variance in the Statement of Comprehensive Income.

The above statement should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

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Notes to Financial Statements

Note 1: Overview

1.1 Objectives of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (the Agency) is an Australian Government controlled entity. It is a not-for-profit entity. WGEA is chartered through the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 with both regulatory and educative functions and responsibilities.

The continued existence of the Agency in its present form and with its present programs is dependent on Government policy and on continuing funding by Parliament for the Agency's administration and programs.

The Agency’s planned outcome is to promote and improve gender equality in Australian workplaces including through the provision of advice and assistance to employers and the assessment and measurement of workplace gender data. The Agency has only one outcome.

1.2 Basis of Preparation of the Financial Statements

The Financial Statements are general purpose Financial Statements and are required by Section 42 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

The Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with:

a) Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Financial Reporting) Rule 2015 (FRR) for reporting periods ending on or after 1 July 2015; and

b) Australian Accounting Standards and Interpretations issued by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) that apply for the reporting period.

The Financial Statements have been prepared on an accrual basis and in accordance with the historical cost convention, except for certain assets and liabilities at fair value. Except where stated, no allowance is made for the effect of changing prices on the results or the financial position.

The Financial Statements are presented in Australian dollars and values are rounded to the nearest dollar.

1.3 Significant Accounting Judgments and Estimates

In the process of applying the accounting policies listed in this note, the Agency has not identified accounting assumptions or estimates that have a significant risk of causing a material adjustment to carrying amounts of assets and liabilities within the next reporting period.

1.4 New Australian Accounting Standards

Adoption of New Australian Accounting Standard Requirements The Agency has elected to apply AASB 2015-7 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards - Fair Value Disclosures of Not-for-Profit Public Sector Entities from 1 July 2014, even though the Standard is not required to be applied until annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 July 2016. AASB 2015-7 provides relief from disclosing quantitative information about significant unobservable inputs used in fair value, where property, plant and equipment is held for its current service potential rather than to generate future net cash inflows.

Future Australian Accounting Standard Requirements The Agency will apply AASB 16 Leases from 2019-20. The standard will require the net present value of payments under most operating leases to be recognised as assets and liabilities. An initial assessment indicates that the implementation of the standard may have a substantial impact on the Financial Statements, however, the Agency is yet to undertake a detailed review.

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The Agency will apply AASB 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers from 2018-19. The standard requires revenue from such contracts to be recognised as the entity transfers goods and services to the customer. A detailed assessment is yet to be undertaken, however, based on a preliminary assessment, the standard is not expected to have a material impact on the transactions and balances recognised in the Financial Statements.

AASB 9 Financial Instruments will apply from 2018-19. Financial assets and liabilities are currently carried at the present value of expected future cash flows based upon the incurred loss model. There is minimal exposure to credit risk and an initial assessment indicates that the effect of the standard and move to the expected loss model will not have a material impact on the Financial Statements.

1.5 Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets

Contingent liabilities and contingent assets are not recognised in the statement of financial position but are reported in the relevant schedules and notes. They may arise from uncertainty as to the existence of a liability or asset or represent an asset or liability in respect of which the amount cannot be reliably measured. Contingent assets are disclosed when settlement is probable but not virtually certain and contingent liabilities are disclosed when settlement is greater than remote.

The Agency had no contingent assets and liabilities (2015: nil).

1.6 Taxation

The Agency is exempt from all forms of taxation except Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) and the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Revenues, expenses and assets are recognised net of GST except:

a) where the amount of GST incurred is not recoverable from the Australian Taxation Office; and

b) for receivables and payables.

1.7 Comparative changes

Where required by accounting standards comparative figures have been adjusted to conform with changes to presentation for the current financial year. Expenses disclosed in note 3 were reviewed and reclassified where appropriate to better represent the nature of expenditure.

Note 2: Events After the Reporting Period No significant events have occurred after balance date to the date of signing the Financial Statements.

Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

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Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

Note 3: Expenses

Note 3A: Employee Benefits

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

Wages and salaries 2,386,522 2,402,496

Superannuation:

Defined contribution plans 296,621 304,587

Defined benefit plans 98,874 112,656

Leave and other entitlements 265,144 278,675

Other employee expenses 49,132 50,004

Total employee benefits 3,096,293 3,148,418

Refer to note 9A for accounting policies related to Employee Benefits

Note 3B: Suppliers

Goods and services

Consultants and contractors 128,139 249,365

IT and office equipment 791,015 671,297

Travel related 80,520 57,035

Printing, stationery and publications 83,969 243,240

Building related 568,892 590,980

Audit, legal, subscription, training and insurance 146,771 154,200

Other 90,695 101,211

Total goods and services 1,890,001 2,067,328

Goods and services are made up of:

Provision of goods 151,111 251,492

Rendering of services 1,350,259 1,425,358

Total goods and services 1,501,370 1,676,850

Supplier expenses above include:

Operating lease rentals - external parties:

Minimum operating lease payments 379,544 379,544

Workers compensation expenses 9,087 10,934

388,631 390,478

Total supplier expenses 1,890,001 2,067,328

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Leasing commitments

Lease payments are subject to an increase of 4% per annum as per the lease agreement which is for a 5 year term with no option to extend and will expire in December 2017.

Operating lease payments are expensed on a straight-line basis which is representative of the pattern of benefits derived from the leased assets.

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

Commitments for minimum lease payments in relation to non-cancellable operating leases are payable as follows:

Within 1 year 453,575 428,737

Between 1 to 5 years 233,119 686,694

Total operating lease commitments 686,694 1,115,431

Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

Note 3: Expenses (continued)

Note 3C: Depreciation and Amortisation

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

Depreciation:

Leasehold improvements 222,264 229,603

Plant and equipment 95,769 82,789

Total depreciation 318,033 312,392

Amortisation:

Intangibles 441,717 337,240

Total depreciation and amortisation 759,750 649,632

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Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

Note 4: Income

Note 4A: Rendering of Services

Revenue from rendering of services is recognised by reference to the stage of completion of contracts at the reporting date. The revenue is recognised when:

a) the amount of revenue, stage of completion and transaction costs incurred can be reliably measured; and

b) the probable economic benefits associated with the transaction will flow to the entity.

The stage of completion of contracts at the reporting date is determined by reference to services performed to date as a percentage of total services to be performed.

Resources Received Free of Charge

Resources received free of charge are recorded as either revenue or gains depending on their nature. Resources received free of charge are recognised as revenue when and only when a fair value can be reliably determined and the services would have been purchased if they had not been donated. Use of those resources is recognised as an expense.

Contributions of assets at no cost of acquisition or for nominal consideration are recognised as gains at their fair value when the asset qualifies for recognition, unless received from another Government entity as a consequence of a restructuring of administrative arrangements.

Note 4C: Revenue from Government

Amounts appropriated for departmental outputs for the year (adjusted to reflect formal additions, reductions and restructures) are recognised as revenue from government when the Agency gains control of the appropriation. Appropriations receivable are recognised at their nominal amounts (note 6B refers).

Amounts appropriated which are designated as equity injections (less any formal reductions) and the departmental capital budget are recognised directly in contributed equity in that year (statement of changes in equity refers).

Note 4B: Other Revenue

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

Resources received free of charge

Related entities - Auditor's remuneration 30,000 32,900

Related entities - transfer of office equipment 47,060 -

External entities - in kind support 4,800 95,293

Total other gains 81,860 128,193

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Note 5: Fair Value Measurement The following tables provide an analysis of assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value. The different levels of the fair value hierarchy are defined below. The Agency deems transfers between levels of the fair value hierarchy to have occurred at the end of the reporting period.

Level 1: Quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the entity can access at measurement date.

Level 2: Inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly.

Level 3: Unobservable inputs for the asset or liability.

Note 5: Fair Value Measurements, Valuation Techniques and Inputs Used

1 All non-financial assets were measured at fair value in the statement of financial position.

The highest and best use of all non-financial assets are the same as their current use. There has been no change in valuation technique during the year. Management has used current replacement cost which reflects depreciated cost price on the basis that leasehold improvements and plant and equipment is less than four years old. Depreciation is calculated using standard rates.

A review is undertaken by management at least yearly. There were no transfers between different levels.

Fair value measurements at the end of the reporting period

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

Category

(Level 1, 2 or 3)

Valuation techniques1

Non-financial assets:

Leasehold improvements 315,751 538,015 Level 3 Depreciated

replacement cost

Plant and equipment 180,434 203,237 Level 3 Depreciated

replacement cost

Total non-financial assets 496,185 741,252

Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

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Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

Note 6: Financial Assets

Receivables are expected to be recovered within 12 months and are not overdue. Credit terms are net 30 days (2015: 30 days).

Receivables are measured at amortised cost using the effective interest method less impairment. Receivables are assessed for impairment at the end of each reporting period.

Appropriations receivable are undrawn appropriations controlled by the Agency but held in the Official Public Account under the Government's just in time drawdown arrangements.

Note 6A: Cash and Cash Equivalents

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

Cash on hand or on deposit 419,977 216,179

Cash is recognised at its nominal amount and is held with the Reserve Bank of Australia in a current account.

Note 6B: Trade and Other Receivables

Services - related entities 19,970 -

Appropriations receivable for existing programs 660,442 758,000

GST receivable from the Australian Taxation Office 24,556 7,639

Total trade and other receivables (net) 704,968 765,639

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Note 7: Non-Financial Assets

Note 7A: Reconciliation of the Opening and Closing Balances of Property, Plant and Equipment (2014-15)

As at 1 July 2014

Gross book value 1,148,820 400,992 1,549,812

Accumulated depreciation and impairment (370,735) (117,827) (488,562)

Net book value 1 July 2014 778,085 283,165 1,061,250

Additions by purchase - 2,862 2,862

Depreciation expense (229,602) (82,790) (312,392)

Make-good on leased premises - reversed (10,468) - (10,468)

Net book value 30 June 2015 538,015 203,237 741,252

As at 30 June 2015

Gross book value 1,138,352 401,382 1,539,734

Accumulated depreciation (600,337) (198,145) (798,482)

Net book value 30 June 2015 538,015 203,237 741,252

All revaluations were conducted in accordance with the revaluation policy stated below. An independent valuer (RHAS) conducted the revaluations as at 30 June 2015. There was no increment or decrement to be recognised.

No indicators of impairment were found for property, plant and equipment during the current year.

Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

Note 7A: Reconciliation of the Opening and Closing Balances of Property, Plant and Equipment (2015-16)

Leasehold improvements ($)

Plant and equipment ($)

Total ($)

As at 1 July 2015

Gross book value 1,138,352 401,382 1,539,734

Accumulated depreciation and impairment (600,337) (198,145) (798,482)

Net book value 1 July 2015 538,015 203,237 741,252

Additions by purchase - 25,906 25,906

Additions received free of charge - 47,060 47,060

Depreciation expense (222,264) (95,769) (318,033)

Net book value 30 June 2016 315,751 180,434 496,185

As at 30 June 2016

Gross book value 1,138,352 474,348 1,612,700

Accumulated depreciation (822,601) (293,914) (1,116,515)

Net book value 30 June 2016 315,751 180,434 496,185

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Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

Acquisition of Assets

Purchases of non-financial assets are initially recognised at cost in the Statement of Financial Position, except for purchases costing less than $2,000 (2015: $2,000), which are expensed in the year of acquisition (other than where they form part of a group of similar items which are significant in total). The asset threshold was last revised on 1 July 1996.

The cost of acquisition includes the fair value of assets transferred in exchange and liabilities undertaken. Financial assets are initially measured at their fair value.

Property, Plant and Equipment

Revaluations

Following initial recognition at cost, leasehold improvements and plant and equipment are carried at fair value. Carrying amounts are reviewed every year to determine if an independent valuation is required. The regularity of independent valuations depend upon the volatility of movements in market values for the relevant assets.

Revaluation adjustments are made on a class basis. Any revaluation increments are credited to equity under the heading of asset revaluation reserve except to the extent that it reverses a previous revaluation decrement of the same asset class that was previously recognised in the surplus/deficit.

Revaluation decrements for a class of assets are recognised directly in the surplus/deficit except to the extent that they reversed a previous revaluation increment for that class. Upon revaluation, any accumulated depreciation is eliminated against the gross carrying amount of the asset.

Depreciation

Depreciable plant and equipment assets are written-off to their estimated residual values over their estimated useful lives to the Agency, using in all cases, the straight-line method of depreciation. Leasehold improvements are depreciated over the lesser of the estimated useful life of the improvement or the lease term.

Depreciation rates (useful lives), residual values and methods are reviewed at each reporting date.

Depreciation rates applying to each class of depreciable asset are based on the following useful lives:

2016 2015

Leasehold improvements Lease term Lease term

Plant and equipment 3 to 9 years 3 to 9 years

Impairment

All assets were assessed for impairment at 30 June 2016. Where indications of impairment exist, the asset’s recoverable amount is estimated and an impairment adjustment made if the asset’s recoverable amount is less than its carrying amount.

Derecognition

An item of property, plant and equipment is derecognised upon disposal or when no further future economic benefits are expected from its use or disposal.

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Note 7C: Reconciliation of the Opening and Closing Balances of Intangibles (2015-16)

Computer software ($)

As at 1 July 2015

Gross book value 2,466,366

Accumulated amortisation and impairment (436,140)

Net book value 1 July 2015 2,030,226

Additions by purchase or internally developed 165,826

Amortisation (441,717)

Net book value 30 June 2016 1,754,335

Net book value as of 30 June 2016 represented by:

Gross book value 2,632,193

Accumulated amortisation and impairment (877,858)

Net book value 30 June 2016 1,754,335

Note 7C: Reconciliation of the Opening and Closing Balances of Intangibles (2014-15)

As at 1 July 2014

Gross book value 2,648,608

Accumulated amortisation and impairment (749,320)

Net book value 1 July 2014 1,899,288

Additions by purchase or internally developed 468,178

Amortisation (337,240)

Net book value 30 June 2015 2,030,226

Net book value as of 30 June 2015 represented by:

Gross book value 2,466,366

Accumulated amortisation and impairment (436,140)

Net book value 30 June 2015 2,030,226

Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

Note 7: Non-Financial Assets (continued)

Note 7B: Intangibles

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

Computer software:

Internally developed - in progress at cost - 698,670

Internally developed - in use at cost 2,632,193 1,767,696

Accumulated amortisation (877,858) (436,140)

Total intangibles 1,754,335 2,030,226

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Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

The Agency's intangibles comprise internally developed software for internal use. These assets are carried at cost less accumulated amortisation and accumulated impairment losses.

Software is amortised on a straight-line basis over its anticipated useful life. The useful lives of the Agency's software are 5 years (2015: 5 years).

All software assets were assessed for indications of impairment as at 30 June 2016.

Impairment tests were carried out during the year which resulted in no assets being impaired (2015: Nil).

Note 8: Payables

Financial liabilities are recognised and derecognised upon 'trade date'.

Supplier and other payables are recognised at amortised amounts. Liabilities are recognised to the extent that the goods or services have been received, even if they have not yet been invoiced. Settlement was usually made within 30 days.

Note 8A: Suppliers

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

Trade creditors 108,414 4,735

Accruals 169,140 213,830

Total supplier payables 277,554 218,565

Settlement is usually made within 30 days.

Note 8B: Other Payables

Salaries and wages 10,352 87,223

Superannuation 1,604 13,974

Fixed lease increase 54,951 65,168

Total other payables 66,907 166,365

Total other payables are expected to be settled in:

No more than 12 months 44,753 111,414

More than 12 months 22,154 54,951

Total other payables 66,907 166,365

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2016 ($)

2015 ($)

Leave - no more than 12 months 404,956 294,681

Leave - more than 12 months 122,297 124,883

Total employee provisions 527,253 419,564

Liabilities for ‘short-term employee benefits’ (as defined in AASB 119 Employee Benefits ) and termination benefits due within twelve months of the end of the reporting period are measured at their nominal amounts.

Leave

The liability for employee benefits includes provision for annual leave and long service leave. No provision has been made for sick leave as all sick leave is non-vesting and the average sick leave taken in future years by employees of the entity is estimated to be less than the annual entitlement for sick leave.

The leave liabilities are calculated on the basis of employees’ remuneration at the estimated salary rates that will be applied at the time the leave is taken, including the entity’s employer superannuation contribution rates, to the extent that the leave is likely to be taken during service rather than paid out on termination.

Employee benefits payable later than one year have been measured at the present value of the estimated future cash outflows to be made for those benefits. The estimate of the present value of the liability takes into account attrition rates and pay increases through promotion and inflation.

Superannuation

The Agency's staff are members of the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme (CSS), the Public Sector Superannuation Scheme (PSS) or the PSS accumulation plan (PSSap).

The CSS and PSS are defined benefit schemes for the Australian Government. The PSSap is a defined contribution scheme.

The liability for defined benefits is recognised in the Financial Statements of the Australian Government and is settled by the Australian Government in due course. This liability is reported in the Department of Finance's administered schedules and notes.

The Agency makes employer contributions to the employees' superannuation schemes at rates determined by the Entity's Enterprise Agreement. The entity accounts for the contributions as if they were contributions to defined contribution plans.

The liability for superannuation recognised as at 30 June represents outstanding contributions for the final fortnight of the year.

Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

Note 9: Provisions

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Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

Provision for restoration ($)

Carrying amount 1 July 2015 401,174

Unwinding of the discount 11,201

Closing balance 2016 412,375

The Agency currently has an agreement (2015: one) for the leasing of premises which has a provision requiring the Agency to restore the premises to their original condition at the conclusion of the lease. The Agency has made a provision to reflect the value of this obligation.

Note 10: Cash Flow Reconciliation

Reconciliation of cash and cash equivalents as per Statement of Financial Position to Cash Flow Statement 2016 ($)

2015 ($)

Reconciliation of net cost of services to net cash from operating activities:

Net cost of services (5,592,424) (5,559,245)

Add revenue from Government 4,935,000 5,008,000

Adjustments for non-cash items

Depreciation / amortisation 759,750 649,632

Finance costs - unwinding of discount 11,201 11,951

Transferred office equipment (47,060) -

Changes in assets / liabilities

(Increase) / decrease in net receivables (19,970) -

(Increase) / decrease in OPA receivables 97,576 173,805

(Increase) / decrease in prepayments 4,172 (1,676)

Increase / (decrease) in employee provisions 107,689 40,477

Increase / (decrease) in supplier payables 58,989 (8,862)

Increase / (decrease) in other payable (99,458) 186,728

(Increase) / decrease in GST receivable (16,917) 4,112

Net cash from operating activities 198,548 504,922

Note 9B: Provision for restoration obligation

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

Obligation - more than 12 months 412,375 401,174

Total other provisions 412,375 401,174

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Note 11: Senior Management Personnel Remuneration

WGEA has one senior management position being that of the Director. Over the last 2 financial years the position has had 3 different occupants. The expenses reported represent the total amount paid for these consecutive appointments.

Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

Note 11: Senior Management Remuneration Expense for the Reporting Period

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

Short-term employee benefits:

Salary 210,416 199,270

Motor vehicle and other allowances 11,084 9,739

Total short-term employee benefits 221,500 209,009

Post-employment benefits:

Superannuation 22,143 35,362

Total post-employment benefits 22,143 35,362

Other long-term benefits:

Annual leave 17,606 15,328

Long-service leave 7,344 5,478

Total other long-term benefits 24,950 20,806

Total 268,593 265,177

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Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

Note 12: Financial Instruments

The net fair values of the financial instruments approximate their carrying amounts.

Note 12B: Credit Risk

The Agency is exposed to minimal credit risk due to the nature of its financial assets. The maximum exposure to credit risk is the amount held as trade and other receivables should default occur, $19,970 (2015: Nil). The risk of default on these amounts was assessed to be nil as at 30 June 2016 (2015: nil).

Note 12C: Liquidity Risk

The Agency's exposure to liquidity risk is minimal due to the appropriation funding mechanisms available from the Department of Finance. The Agency manages liquidity risk through its policies and procedures.

Note 12D: Market Risk

The Agency holds only basic financial instruments that do not pose any market risk. The Agency is not exposed to currency risk or other price risk.

Note 12A: Categories of Financial Instruments Notes 2016 ($) 2015

($)

Financial Assets

Cash and cash equivalents 6A 419,977 216,179

Trade and other receivables 6B 19,970 -

Carrying amount of financial assets 439,947 216,179

Financial Liabilities

At amortised cost:

Trade creditors 8A 108,414 4,735

Accruals 8A 169,140 213,830

Carrying amount of financial liabilities 277,554 218,565

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Note 13: Financial Assets Reconciliation

Notes

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

Financial Assets

Total financial assets as per the Statement of Financial Position 1,124,945 981,818

Less: non-financial instrument components:

Appropriations receivable 6B 660,442 758,000

Other receivables 6B 24,556 7,639

Total non-financial instrument components 684,998 765,639

Total financial assets as per the financial instrument note 439,947 216,179

Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

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Note 14: Appropriations

Appropriation Act PGPA Act

Appropriation applied (current and prior years)

($)

Annual Appropriations for 2016

Annual

appropriation ($)

AFM ($)

Section 74 ($)

Total

appropriation ($)

Variancec ($)

Departmental

Ordinary annual services 4,935,000 - 141,005 5,076,005 4,975,032 100,973

Capital Budgeta 197,000 - - 197,000 191,733 5,267

Total departmental 5,132,000 - 141,005 5,273,005 5,166,765 106,240

Appropriation Act PGPA Act

Appropriation applied (current and prior years) ($)

Annual Appropriations for 2015

Annual

appropriation ($) AFM ($)

Section 74 ($)

Total

appropriation ($)

Variance ($)

Section 51 Determinationb

Departmental

Ordinary annual services 5,026,000 - 189,891 5,215,891 5,371,696 (155,805) (18,000)

Total departmental 5,026,000 - 189,891 5,215,891 5,371,696 (155,805) (18,000)

Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

Notes: a) Departmental and Capital Budgets are appropriated through Appropriation Acts (No.1,3,5). They form part of ordinary annual services, and are not separately identified in the Appropriation Acts.

b) The delegate for the Minister for Finance signed a determination titled ‘Direction to Permanently Withhold Access to Annual Appropriations' which took effect on 30 June 2015. This followed the implementation of a temporary savings measure in April 2015. The amount of the reduction for the Workplace Gender Equality Agency is $18,000 and was reflected in a reduction of appropriation revenue for 2014-15.

c) Variance reflects the movements in the cash held and the appropriation receivable over the year.

Table A: Annual Appropriations (‘Recoverable GST exclusive’)

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Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

Table B: Unspent Annual Appropriations (‘Recoverable GST exclusive’)

2016 ($)

2015 ($)

Authority

Departmental

2014-15 Appropriation Act 1 - 758,000

2015-16 Appropriation Act 1 660,425 -

2015-16 Appropriation Act 1 - Departmental Capital Budget 17 -

Cash and cash equivalents 419,977 216,179

Total 1,080,419 974,179

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Appendices Appendix 1: Non-compliant organisations 60

Appendix 2: WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation holders 2015 62

Appendix 3: Pay Equity Ambassadors 64

Appendix 4: List of requirements 67

Alphabetical index 72

Notes to Financial Statements (continued)

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Appendix 1: Non-compliant organisations The following is a list of organisations that have been assessed as not complying with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012. Non-compliant organisations may not be eligible to tender for contracts under Commonwealth and some state procurement frameworks, and may not be eligible for some Commonwealth grants or other financial assistance.

This list was correct at time of printing. An up-to-date list of non-compliant organisations is available on the Agency’s website.

Legal name of reporting entity

Business/trading names of reporting entity (where different to legal name)

Ultimate parent of reporting entity (where different to reporting entity)

Acrow Formwork and Scaffolding Pty Ltd Acrow Holdings Pty Limited

Aggreko Generator Rentals Pty Ltd Aggreko

AI Topper & Co Pty Ltd Alimfresh Pty Ltd Ararat Abattoirs Pty Ltd Bananacoast Community Credit Union Ltd Berri Hotel Incorporated Berri Resort Hotel

BIC Australia Pty Ltd Bindaree Beef Pty Limited Bindaree Beef

Bing Lee Electrics Pty Ltd C A P Security Services Pty Ltd Cantarella Bros Pty Ltd Vittoria Food & Beverage

Vittoria Coffee

Casual Dining Concepts (Trading) Pty Limited Bondi Pizza Bar and Grill CML Group Limited Consolidated Property Services (Australia) Pty Ltd Craig Mostyn & Co Pty Ltd Data Action Pty Ltd Data Action

Digga Australia Pty Ltd Dowdens Mackay Unit Trust Dowdens Pumping Sales & Services Dowdens Group Pty Ltd ECL Group Australia Pty Ltd ECL Group

Electronics Boutique Australia Pty Limited Ensign Laboratories Proprietary Limited Entire Fire Protection Pty Ltd Entire Fire Equipment Services Pty Ltd Evolution Traffic Control Pty Ltd Evolution Road Maintenance Group

Limited

F. R. Ireland Pty Ltd Irelands of Cairns

Fantech Pty Ltd Les Creux Australia Pty Ltd

Flinders Port Holdings Pty Ltd Form 700 Pty Ltd Form 700 Holdings Pty Ltd

Gold Coast Turf Club Limited Greenbank RSL Services Club Inc Greenbank RSL Services Club Hosking’s Jewellers Pty Ltd Hughes Drilling Limited

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Legal name of reporting entity

Business/trading names of reporting entity (where different to legal name)

Ultimate parent of reporting entity (where different to reporting entity)

Idealair Group Pty Ltd Les Creux Australia Pty Ltd

Imperial Cinema Services Pty Ltd Palace Cinemas

Janagrom Nominees Pty Ltd JMR Management Consultancy Services Pty Ltd Joe Cahill (Australia) Pty Ltd Cahill Transport Pty Ltd

Jonod Pty. Ltd. Goodstone Group

Kempe Engineering Pty Ltd Kennards Storage Management Pty Ltd Kennards Self Storage Madill No 1 Pty Ltd Maintenance Systems Solutions Pty Ltd Merrill Corporation Australia Pty Ltd Metropolitan Express Transport Services Pty Ltd Mykspen Pty Ltd National Cleaning Services Australia Pty Ltd Peter Stevens Motorcycle Retail Business Trust Pickering Corporation Pty Ltd Plumbers Supplies Co-operative Limited Port Hunter Conveyors Pty Limited Pressed Juices Pty Ltd Professional Public Relations Pty Ltd Expanded Media Holdings Pty Limited

Pronto Software Pty Ltd Q.R.A. Pty Limited Quay Restaurant Scanhaze Pty Limited

Reading Entertainment Australia Pty Limited Romaly Holdings Pty Ltd Jim Pearson Transport

Scribal Group Employees Pty Ltd Scribal Group Promotit Pty Limited

Southern Highlands Automotive Pty Ltd Southern Highlands Motor Group N G P Investments (No 2) Pty Ltd Southern Plumbing Supplies Pty Ltd Sparfacts Pty Ltd Srimap Pty. Limited Zenith Hospitality Staffing Solutions

Talent Group Pty Ltd Talent International Holdings Pty Ltd

Tasmanian Freight Services Pty. Ltd. Tas Freight Tasmanian Redline Coaches Pty. Ltd. Tasmania’s own Redline Temperzone Australia Pty Ltd The Trustee for Barbagallo Investments Trust Barbagallo The Trustee for C&F Commercial Discretionary Trust Pauls Warehouse The Trustee For J Markoff Family Trust Belrose Care The Trustee For Shobis Unit Trust Sportsmans Warehouse Sportsmans Warehouse Holdings

Pty Limited

The Trustee for the Ezko Unit Trust Ezko Property Services (Aust) Pty Ltd The Trustee For Wittner Unit Trust Wittners Shoes

Thomas Jewellers (Aust) Pty Ltd Vesco Foods Pty Ltd Vesco Foods Holdings Pty Ltd

Williams-Sonoma Australia Pty Ltd

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Appendix 2: WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation holders 2015

AECOM Australia Pty Ltd GHD Services Pty Ltd

Alcoa of Australia Limited Gilbert + Tobin

Allens Griffith University

Allianz Australia Services Pty Limited Henry Davis York

American Express Australia Limited Holding Redlich

AMP Limited HSBC Bank Australia Limited

ARC@UNSW Jacobs Group (Australia) Pty Ltd

Arup Pty Limited K&L Gates

Ashurst Australia King & Wood Mallesons (Australia)

ASX Limited KPMG Australia

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited Lauriston Girls' School

Australian Catholic University Lend Lease Corporation Limited

AustralianSuper Little Company of Mary Health Care Limited

B & McK Services Trust Maddocks

Baker & McKenzie McCullough Robertson Lawyers

Bankwest mecwacare

Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Australia Pty Ltd

Becton Dickinson Pty Ltd Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd

Benetas Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd

Callista Software Services Pty Ltd Mercy Health

Caltex Australia Limited Minter Ellison

Carsales.com Limited Mirvac Group

Citigroup Pty Limited Monash University

Clayton Utz National Australia Bank Limited

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Corrs Chambers Westgarth Origin Energy Limited

Credit Union Australia Ltd Peoplebank Australia Limited

Curtin University of Technology PepsiCo

Deakin University Philip Morris Limited

Deloitte Australia PwC

DLA Piper Australia Queensland Country Credit Union Limited

EY QUT

Genworth SAP Australia Pty Ltd

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Shell Australia ThoughtWorks Australia Pty Ltd

St Barbara Limited Transurban Limited

St Michael's Grammar School UBS AG

Stockland University Of Canberra

Suncorp University Of Technology Sydney

Swinburne University of Technology University of Wollongong

Tabcorp Holdings Limited UOW Enterprises

TAL Services Limited VMware Australia Pty Ltd

Teachers Health Fund Warrigal

Teachers Mutual Bank Limited Western Sydney University

Telstra Corporation Limited Westpac Group

The University of Newcastle YWCA Canberra

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Appendix 3: Pay Equity Ambassadors

Peter Acheson CEO, Peoplebank Australia Limited

John W. H. Denton Partner and CEO, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Peter Bailey CEO and Chair, Arup Australasia

Professor John Dewar Vice-Chancellor, La Trobe University

Andrew Bassat CEO and CoFounder, SEEK Limited

Alister Dias Vice President & Managing Director, VMware

Brian Benari CEO, Challenger

Michelle Dixon CEO, Maddocks

Debbie Blakey CEO, HESTA

Ger Doyle Managing Director, Ajilon

John Brazzale Managing Partner, Pitcher Partners

Phil Duthie General Manager Australia, GHD Pty Ltd

Chris Brown Managing Director and CEO, Dixon Advisory Australia Gary Edstein Senior Vice President, DHL Express Australia

Professor Steve Chapman Vice-Chancellor, Edith Cowan

Riad ElDada Managing Director and Vice President, ANZ, MSD Australia

Brett Clark CEO and Managing Director, TAL Group

Tracey Fellows CEO, REA Group

Ellie Comerford Former CEO and Managing Director, Genworth Financial Mortgage Insurance Pty Ltd

Ange Ferguson Managing Director, Thoughtworks

Dr David Cooke Managing Director, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

Chris Freeland National Managing Partner, Baker & McKenzie

Adj Prof Stephen Cornelissen Group CEO, Mercy Health

Tony Frenchman Managing Director & ANZ Regional President, Dow Chemical

William Cox General Manager, Aurecon Australasia Pty Ltd Professor Margaret Gardner AO Vice-Chancellor and President, Monash University

Frances Crimmins Executive Director, YWCA Canberra

Thos Gieskes CEO, Rabobank Australia

Tony Cripps CEO HSBC Australia Ltd

Danny Gilbert Managing Partner, Gilbert + Tobin

Mike Culhane Co Group CEO, Pepper Group Ltd

Sue Gilchrist Regional Managing Partner Asia and Australia, Herbert Smith Freehills

Robert Cutler Chief Executive Partner, Clayton Utz

Professor Barney Glover Vice Chancellor, Western Sydney University

Ian Dardis CEO, Gadens - Sydney

Rob Goudswaard CEO, CUA

Rob De Luca Managing Director, Bankwest

Michael Greene Managing Partner, Henry Davis York

Jane den Hollander Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University

Steve Harker CEO, Morgan Stanley

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Brian Hartzer CEO, Westpac Group

Alison Monroe CEO, Sageco Pty Ltd

Grant ScottHayward CEO, Gadens - Melbourne

John Mullen Former Managing Director and CEO, Asciano Limited

Sandra Hills CEO, Anglican Aged Care Services (Benetas) Bill Morrow CEO, NBN Co

Lance Hockridge Managing Director and CEO, Aurizon

Ian Narev CEO, Commonwealth Bank

Andy Holmes President, BP Australia and New Zealand

Georgette Nicholas CEO, Genworth Financial Mortgage Insurance Pty Ltd

John Hoffman CEO, Altis Consulting

Professor Ian O’Connor Vice Chancellor, Griffith University

Guy Humble Former Managing Partner, McCullough Robertson

Jack Percy Chairman and Managing Director, Accenture Australia and New Zealand

Paul Jenkins Managing Partner, Ashurst Australia

Lara Poloni Chief Executive, AECOM Australia New Zealand

Tony Johnson CEO and Regional Managing Partner Oceania EY

Kerry Moulton Interim CEO, Callista Software Solutions

Sue Kench Managing Partner Australia, King & Wood Mallesons Andrew Ransley General Manager Asia Pacific, Caterpillar of Australia Pty Ltd

Greg Kilmister Managing Director and CEO, ALS Limited

Robbert Rietbroek CEO PepsiCo, Australia and New Zealand

Andrew Little CEO, DDB Group Australia

Greg Roebuck Managing Director and CEO, Carsales.com Ltd

Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz CEO and Managing Director, Mirvac

John Ruthven President and Managing Director, SAP Australia

Leone Lorrimer CEO, dwp Australia Pty Ltd

Luke Sayers CEO, PwC

Pip Marlow Managing Director, Microsoft Australia

Mark Sewell CEO, Warrigal

Marisa Mastroianni Group CEO, UOW College

Steven Sewell Former CEO and Managing Director, Federation Centres

Andrew Mather Managing Director, Property & Environment; Vice President, Asia Pacific, WSP

Ian Silk Chief Executive, AustralianSuper

Julian McGrath Managing Director, Law In Order

Andrew Smith Country Chair, Shell Australia

Ryan Meldrum CEO, Seventeen Hundred

Wayne Spanner Managing Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Jim Minto Former Group CEO, TAL

Paul Spiro CEO, Gadens - Brisbane

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Mark Steinert Managing Director and CEO, Stockland Property Group Patrick Tuttle Co Group CEO, Pepper Group Ltd

Clive Stiff Chairman and CEO, Unilever Australia and New Zealand Bob Vassie Managing Director and CEO, St Barbara

Jost Stollmann CEO, Tyro Payments Limited

Andrew Vesey Managing Director and CEO, AGL Energy

Rachel Stocks Managing Director, American Express Australia and New Zealand

Ben Walsh Managing Director & Market Leader - Pacific, Mercer

Ümit Subasi President, Asia Pacific, Arnott’s

Chris Ward Managing Partner, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers

Jon Sutton Managing Director and CEO, Bank of Queensland David Webster President APJ, EMC Global Holdings

Professor Deborah Terry Vice-Chancellor, Curtin University

Professor Paul Wellings CBE ViceChancellor, University of Wollongong

David Thodey Former CEO, Telstra Chairman CSIRO

Gary Wingrove CEO, KPMG

Professor Jan Thomas Vice-Chancellor & President University of Southern Queensland

Scott Wyatt CEO, Viva Energy

Andrew Thorburn Group CEO, NAB

David Zehner Vice President and Australian Practice Office Head Bain & Company

Paul Tully CEO, McInnes Wilson Lawyers

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Appendix 4: List of requirements The Agency must provide certain information in accordance with the Requirements for Annual Reports for Departments, Executive Agencies and other non-corporate Commonwealth Entities issued by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in June 2015. Below is a list of where this information is located.

Area Page

Letter of transmittal 1

Table of contents 3

Index 72

Glossary 4

Contact officer Inside cover

Internet addresses and internet address for report Inside cover

Review by accountable authority

Review by Director 6

Overview of the entity

A description of the role and functions of the entity. 12

A description of the organisational structure of the entity. 14

A description of the outcomes and programs administered by the entity. 16

A description of the purposes of the entity as included in corporate plan. 12

An outline of the structure of the portfolio of the entity. N/A

Where the outcomes and programs administered by the entity differ from any Portfolio Budget Statement, Portfolio Additional Estimates Statement or other portfolio estimates statement that was prepared for the entity for the period, include details of variation and reasons for change.

N/A

Report on the Performance of the entity

Annual performance statement in accordance with paragraph 39(1)(b) of the PGPA Act and section 16F of the Rule. 16

Report on Financial Performance

A discussion and analysis of the entity’s Financial Performance. 18

A table summarising the total resources and total payments of the entity. 19

If there may be significant changes in the financial results during or after the previous or current reporting period, information on those changes, including: the cause of any operating loss of the entity; how the entity has responded to the loss and the actions that have been taken in relation to the loss; and any matter or circumstances that it can reasonably be anticipated will have a significant impact on the entity’s future operation or financial results.

N/A

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Management and Accountability

Corporate Governance

Information on compliance with section 10 (fraud systems). 1, 24

A certification by accountable authority that fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans have been prepared. 1

A certification by accountable authority that appropriate mechanisms for preventing, detecting incidents of, investigating or otherwise dealing with, and recording or reporting fraud that meet the specific needs of the entity are in place.

1

A certification by accountable authority that all reasonable measures have been taken to deal appropriately with fraud relating to the entity. 1

An outline of structures and processes in place for the entity to implement principles and objectives of corporate governance. 24

A statement of significant issues reported to Minister under paragraph 19(1)(e) of the PGPA Act that relates to non-compliance with Finance law and action taken to remedy non-compliance.

31

External Scrutiny

Information on the most significant developments in external scrutiny and the entity’s response to the scrutiny. 24

Information on judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals and by the Australian Information Commissioner that may have a significant effect on the operations of the entity. N/A

Information on any reports on operations of the entity by the Auditor-General (other than report under section 43 of the PGPA Act), a Parliamentary Committee, or the Commonwealth Ombudsman.

N/A

Information on any capability reviews on the entity that were released during the period. N/A

Management of Human Resources

An assessment of the entity’s effectiveness in managing and developing employees to achieve entity objectives. 25

Statistics on the entity’s APS employees on an ongoing and non-ongoing basis; including the following:

� � Statistics on staffing classification level;

� � Statistics on full-time employees;

� � Statistics on part-time employees;

� � Statistics on gender;

� � Statistics on staff location;

� � Statistics on employees who identify as Indigenous

27

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Management of Human Resources (continued)

Information on any enterprise agreements, individual flexibility arrangements, Australian workplace agreements, common law contracts and determinations under subsection 24(1) of the Public Service Act 1999.

25

Information on the number of SES and non-SES employees covered by agreements etc identified in paragraph 17AD(4)(c). N/A

The salary ranges available for APS employees by classification level. 28

A description of non-salary benefits provided to employees. 25

Information on the number of employees at each classification level who received performance pay. 29

Information on aggregate amounts of performance pay at each classification level. 29

Information on the average amount of performance payment, and range of such payments, at each classification level. 29

Information on aggregate amount of performance payments. 29

Assets Management

An assessment of effectiveness of assets management where asset management is a significant part of the entity’s activities. N/A

Purchasing

An assessment of entity performance against the Commonwealth Procurement Rules. 30

Consultants

A summary statement detailing the number of new contracts engaging consultants entered into during the period; the total actual expenditure on all new consultancy contracts entered into during the period (inclusive of GST); the number of ongoing consultancy contracts that were entered into during a previous reporting period; and the total actual expenditure in the reporting year on the ongoing consultancy contracts (inclusive of GST).

30

A statement that “During [reporting period], [specified number] new consultancy contracts were entered into involving total actual expenditure of $[specified million]. In addition, [specified number] ongoing consultancy contracts were active during the period, involving total actual expenditure of $[specified million]”.

30

A summary of the policies and procedures for selecting and engaging consultants and the main categories of purposes for which consultants were selected and engaged. 30

A statement that “Annual reports contain information about actual expenditure on contracts for consultancies. Information on the value of contracts and consultancies is available on the AusTender website.”

30

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Australian National Audit Office Access Clauses

If an entity entered into a contract with a value of more than $100 000 (inclusive of GST) and the contract did not provide the Auditor-General with access to the contractor’s premises, the report must include the name of the contractor, purpose and value of the contract, and the reason why a clause allowing access was not included in the contract.

N/A

Exempt contracts

If an entity entered into a contract or there is a standing offer with a value greater than $10 000 (inclusive of GST) which has been exempted from being published in AusTender because it would disclose exempt matters under the FOI Act, the annual report must include a statement that the contract or standing offer has been exempted, and the value of the contract or standing offer, to the extent that doing so does not disclose the exempt matters.

N/A

Small business

A statement that “[Name of entity] supports small business participation in the Commonwealth Government procurement market. Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and Small Enterprise participation statistics are available on the Department of Finance’s website.”

31

An outline of the ways in which the procurement practices of the entity support small and medium enterprises. 30

If the entity is considered by the Department administered by the Finance Minister as material in nature—a statement that “[Name of entity] recognises the importance of ensuring that small businesses are paid on time. The results of the Survey of Australian Government Payments to Small Business are available on the Treasury’s website.”

N/A

Financial Statements

Inclusion of the annual Financial Statements in accordance with subsection 43(4) of the PGPA Act. 33-58

Other Mandatory Information

If the entity conducted advertising campaigns, a statement that “During [reporting period], the [name of entity] conducted the following advertising campaigns: [name of advertising campaigns undertaken]. Further information on those advertising campaigns is available at [address of entity’s website] and in the reports on Australian Government advertising prepared by the Department of Finance. Those reports are available on the Department of Finance’s website.”

N/A

If the entity did not conduct advertising campaigns, a statement to that effect. 31

A statement that “Information on grants awarded to [name of entity] during [reporting period] is available at [address of entity’s website.” N/A

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Other Mandatory Information (continued)

Outline of mechanisms of disability reporting, including reference to website for further information. 29

Website reference to where the entity’s Information Publication Scheme statement pursuant to Part II of FOI Act can be found. 31

Correction of material errors in previous annual report. N/A

Information required by other legislation. N/A

List of requirements. 67

N/A denotes the requirement is not applicable to the Agency during 2015-16.

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Index A

About the Agency, 12-14

Accountability, 1, 2, 14, 16, 24, 36, 68

Advertising and market research, 31

Agency overview, 2, 11

Agency staff, 7, 8, 21, 24, 31

Analysis of performance against purpose, 18

Assessment of effectiveness, 25, 69

B

Bargaining, 25

Board members, 16

C

Capability development, 26

Competitor Analysis Benchmark Report, 7, 20, 21

Compliance, 1, 6, 12, 20, 26, 31, 68

Consultants, 19, 30, 43, 69

Contents, 3

Corporate governance, 24, 68

D

Data Explorer, 7, 8, 20, 21

Director, 1, 2, 6, 7, 14, 18, 22, 24, 36, 54, 67

Disability reporting, 29, 71

E

Ecologically sustainable development, 32

Education, 10, 12, 18, 20, 21, 22, 26

Entity purpose, 16

Environmental performance, 32

Equilibrium Man Challenge, 8, 22

Ethical standards, 31

Executive management, 24

External scrutiny, 24, 68

F

Financial Performance, 19, 67

Financial Statements, 1, 2, 19, 33-58, 70

Flexible work practices, 22, 25

Fraud control, 1, 24, 68

G

Gender Equality Indicators, 4, 6, 12, 13, 20

Gender remuneration gap analyses, 17

Glossary and acronyms, 4

Governing board members, 16

H

Helen Conway, 7

Highlights, 8-9

Human resources, 14, 25-30, 68-69

I

Independent auditor’s report, 34-35

Information Publication Scheme, 4, 13, 71

Introductory statement, 16

J

Judicial decisions and reports, 68

K

Key Agency activities, 18, 20

Key management personnel (KMP), 16

L

Libby Lyons, 1, 7, 14, 36

List of requirements, 67, 71

Louise McSorley, 7, 14

M

Management and accountability, 2, 24, 68

Manager, 16, 24, 36

Mandatory information, 30, 70-71

N

Non-compliant organisations, 60

Non-salary benefits, 25, 69

O

Objectives, 13, 24, 41, 68

Organisational structure, 14, 67

Outcome, 6, 7, 13, 16, 20, 24, 29, 41, 67

P

Pay Equity Ambassadors, 7, 8, 9, 18, 21, 22, 64

Performance pay, 14, 29, 69

Portfolio Budget Statements, 4, 67

Purchasing, 30, 69

Purpose, 12, 13, 16, 18, 67

R

Relevant employers, 4, 6, 12, 13, 17, 20

Remuneration, 8, 13, 17, 26, 45, 52, 54,

Reporting organisations, 4, 8, 9, 10, 18, 20

Report on performance, 2, 15

Research, 12, 14, 18, 20, 22, 24, 31

Results, 10, 16

Review by the Director, 6

Risk management, 24

Role and functions of the Agency, 12, 67

S

Small business, 31, 70

Snapshot of reporting organisations, 10

Staffing and remuneration, 26

Strategic priorities, 12, 25, 26

Strategy or policy to support employees with family or caring responsibilities, 17

Superannuation, 25, 43, 51, 52, 54

T

Training and development, 26

W

Webinars, 8, 9, 20, 21

Website, Inside cover, 9, 17, 18, 21, 22, 30, 31, 60, 69, 70, 71

WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, 7, 9, 18, 21, 22, 62

Women in leadership, 16, 18

Workforce, 13, 14, 22, 25, 26

Work health and safety (WH&S), 4, 29, 30

Workshops, 8, 20

Y

Year in review, 2, 5

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