It really doesn’t matter if it is a Labor or Liberal Government there is a lot of waste when it comes to spending the tax payer’s money! The wgea is such a place and it takes FIVE MILLION tax dollars each year to tell the Government of the day about “gender equality” in the workplace!
Under the law, companies with more than 100 employees are required to lodge a report with the WGEA every year detailing “gender equality indicators” such as male-to-female ratios and salaries. The WGEA itself, which costs taxpayers $5 million a year to run, employs five male and 25 female staff.
Among the 74 businesses deemed “non-compliant” by the WGEA this year include household names like Kennards Self Storage, Bing Lee, Vittoria Coffee, Palace Cinemas and Sportsmans Warehouse. Also named were the likes of Williams-Sonoma, EB Games, and a number of plumbing, cleaning, freight and transport companies.
“Non-compliant organisations may not be eligible to tender for contracts under Commonwealth and some state procurement frameworks, and may not be eligible for some Commonwealth grants or other financial assistance,” the report warns.” http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/storage-king-hits-out-at-gender-cop/news-story/3ee47ce70d9e8a698bf129cc84c4e259
Is the Government holding companies to ransom for failing to lodge this report? It looks like it does! BIG BROTHER has spoken and you will do as YOU are told! I applaud those who refuse to go along with this nonsensical law! If the Government is really serious about getting the budget back into surplus the closing of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency is a good place to begin!