In July 2021, the Victorian Government established the independent Inquiry into Economic Equity for Victorian Women. The Inquiry was established to find solutions for problems such as unequal pay and workplace barriers to women‘s success.
The Inquiry brought together a panel of independent business and community leaders to consider the current state of women’s economic equity and workplace participation in Victoria and make recommendations on how to address it.
The Inquiry Panel, made up of chair Carol Schwartz AO (founder of Paythways to Politics) and members Liberty Sanger AOM and James Fazzino, submitted its final report to the Treasurer and Minister for Women in January 2022.
This final report contains 31 recommendations and 26 findings to support women’s full participation in the workplace and economy, based on 86 responses from stakeholders in government, the private, academic and community sectors, unions, and advocacy groups.
The recommendations focus on changes that will have the most significant impact on Victorian women’s economic equity.
Read the report