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WORKPLACE GENDER EQUALITY ACT 2012


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART I--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   2A.     Objects of Act  
   2B.     Simplified outline  
   3.      Interpretation  
   5.      Application of Act  
   5A.     Application of Criminal Code  

   PART III--WORKPLACE GENDER EQUALITY AGENCY

   8A.     Workplace Gender Equality Agency  
   9.      Director  
   10.     Functions and powers of Agency  
   11.     Directions by Minister  
   12.     Agency to submit reports to Minister  

   PART IV--REPORTS BY RELEVANT EMPLOYERS

   13.     Relevant employers to prepare reports relating to gender equality indicators  
   13A.    Reporting periods for reports  
   13B.    When public reports are due  
   13C.    Personal information  
   14.     Information relating to remuneration  
   14A.    Information of a kind specified by the Minister  
   15.     Agency's use of public report  
   16.     Relevant employer to make public reports accessible to employees and shareholders etc.  
   16A.    Relevant employer to inform employee organisations of lodgement of public report  
   16B.    Relevant employer to inform employees and employee organisations of the opportunity to comment  
   17.     Agency may grant extensions  

   PART IVA--REVIEWING COMPLIANCE WITH THIS ACT AND CONSEQUENCES OF NON-COMPLIANCE

   18.     Simplified outline  
   19.     Minister will set minimum standards in relation to gender equality indicators  
   19A.    Agency may review compliance with Act  
   19B.    Relevant employer fails to comply with Act if employer gives false or misleading information  
   19C.    Relevant employer fails to comply with Act if employer fails to improve against minimum standard  
   19D.    Consequences of non-compliance with Act  
   19E.    Agency to offer relevant employers advice and assistance if employers fail to meet minimum standards  

   PART V--DIRECTOR OF WORKPLACE GENDER EQUALITY

   20.     Appointment of Director  
   21.     Tenure of Director  
   22.     Remuneration and allowances  
   23.     Leave of absence  
   24.     Outside employment  
   25.     Resignation  
   26.     Termination of appointment  
   27.     Disclosure of interest  
   28.     Acting appointment  

   PART VI--MISCELLANEOUS

   29.     Staff  
   30.     Consultants  
   31.     Advisory committees  
   32.     Non-disclosure of confidential information  
   33.     Delegation  
   33A.    Minister to consult before making legislative instruments  
   34.     Regulations  


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