Gender equity

To govern is to choose: gender equity needs consideration in personal tax cuts

For several years now, KPMG has argued that the potential changes to the tax and transfer system need to be evaluated through a prism of gender equity.

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Everyday sexism; outdated stereotypes & throw away lines that entrench gender inequity

Have you ever used the phrase, “like a girl’? Run, “like a girl”; hit a ball, “like a girl”; cry, “like a girl”. This is everyday sexism.

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Diversity and financial performance go hand-in-hand: So where are all the female directors?

Ever been in the boardroom of a mid-cap listed Australian Company and wondered where all the female directors are?

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How Australian women can be paid the same as Australian men

Gender parity and the very tangible exemplar of the gender pay gap is a shared responsibility of government, business, its leaders, and its workforce. Despite increased participation rates by women…

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Gender Pay Gap: trending down – but still 118 years to reach equity

Every year the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) marks Equal Pay Day.  This day represents the number of additional days in the financial year that women must work to earn…

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Gender equality: let’s raise the bar and give it a sporting chance

This year, at the Rio Olympic Games, Australia will field more women team members than men. Quite an achievement especially considering that as recently as the Barcelona Games in 1992,…

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The ‘super’ gender gap: a significant issue for equality in retirement

The proposed super changes in May were the most contentious part of the Federal Budget, and – depending on what newspaper you read – may have contributed to the Coalition’s…

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ASX companies fall short in gender diversity and risk reporting

Last week, the ASX launched two major reports written by KPMG – one of them received extensive media coverage, while the other was largely overshadowed.

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The gender divide on work related expenses: who claims more?

The expression “work related expenses” (WRE) is a label which refers to expenses claimed by an employee to be deductible on the basis that they are incurred in producing their…

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Women in the workforce: Australia’s great productivity booster

The Federal Government’s 2015 Intergenerational Report predicted that women have the power to boost Australia’s productivity by $25 billion if just another 4 percent of women worked or returned to…

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Evaluating tax reform: a prism of gender equity

Tax reform is generally evaluated based on efficiency, equity and simplicity. There is also sustainability, consistency, transparency and stability, but what is often left out of the equation is gender.…

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Parental Leave: it’s all about equality for both men and women

Today, KPMG Australia was awarded an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), which recognises employer commitment and best practice in promoting…

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Tax reform essential to encourage more women into the workforce

In June 2015 the Grattan Institute issued a paper titled Game Changers: Economic Reform Priorities for Australia.  Two of the top three priorities were Tax Reform and Female Workforce Participation. …

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