FWC appointments AWRA congratulates Minister for Employment and Women Michaelia Cash on her appointments to the Fair Work Commission – which importantly continues to close the gender diversity gap at our nation’s employment tribunal. It is pleasing to see real headway being made in improving the gender balance at the FWC. With these appointments, female […]

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In the resource industry a number of organisations have implemented innovative flexible work practices with positive results. At Newmont’s Boddington gold mine they have the ‘Hot Seaters’ program where employees, often local parents, are trained to relieve full-time operators between 9am and 2pm. The program covers the production downtime during the breaks of full-time equipment […]

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Currently, 48.7 percent of mining industry organisations have a flexible work arrangement policy, as opposed to 52.3 percent across all industries. And just 14.3 percent of resource industry organisations have a flexibility strategy, compared to 16.1 percent across all industries.[1] The low figures regarding flexible work strategies and policies is concerning because research has shown that employees want […]

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The following diversity reports have recently been released. Check out the AWRA Knowledge Centre for more articles. Australian Human Rights Commission – A conversation in gender equality (2017): https://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/sex-discrimination/publications/conversation-gender-equality-2017 EY – Has Mining discovered its next great resource?: http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/ey-has-mining-discovered-its-next-great-resource/$FILE/EY-women-in-mining.pdf Australian Institute of Company Directors – 30% by 2018: Gender diversity progress report – Australian Institute of Company […]

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Workplace Gender Equality Agency 18 and 24 May – Reporting online – A live demonstration: This webinar will provide an overview of how to submit WGEA reports online. https://www.wgea.gov.au/events-and-workshops The Diversity Practitioners’ Association, UN Women National Committee Australia and QUT present: Workplace Responses to Domestic and Family Violence Symposium Friday 12 May, 2017 at 9:45am […]

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An e-Mentoring program is run almost exactly the same way as a face-to-face mentoring program. The only difference is that your organisation will need to use technology to run the program through a virtual portal. To set up and facilitate an e-Mentoring program you will need to use a specifically-designed software application such as Mutual […]

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Australia’s most innovative and awarded mentoring program for women in male-dominated industries is now seeking new mentors and mentees for 2017. The AWRA e-Mentoring program, an initiative of the Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA), has recently been provided with federal government funding to continue until 2018. The program is designed for women in the […]

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Almost five years since its inception, Australia’s most innovative and awarded mentoring program for women in male-dominated industries, the Australian Women in Resources Alliance (AWRA) e-Mentoring program, continues to break barriers for emerging female talent in the sector. We talk with two participants – a mentor and a mentee – about their experiences with the […]

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