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The first Australian Gender Equality Bill has passed through Parliament, workplaces will be held to account by new laws, requiring them to publicly report on progress including equal pay, sexual harassment and career progression. 

Gender equality is now a non-negotiable for 300 organisations, an estimated 11 per cent of the Victorian workforce, including public service organisations, universities and local government, Court Services and the Office of the Public Prosecutions.

Statistics reveal that:

Minister for Women Gabrielle Williamsannounced,“This Bill ensures that Victoria will continue to lead the country when it comes to improving gender equality – so that people of all genders are able to enjoy equal rights, opportunities, responsibilities and outcomes.”

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