Work and Care Inquiry Submission

DCA has made a submission in response to the Senate Select Committee on Work and Care inquiry into the impact that combining work and care responsibilities has on the wellbeing of workers, carers, and those they care for.

In our submission, we shared with the Committee four pieces of DCA research that are relevant to the Committee’s inquiry:

Let’s Share the Care

Women’s disproportionate share of unpaid care and domestic work, lack of workplace flexibility and time out of the workforce are key contributors to the gender pay gap. DCA’s Let’s Share the Care at Home and Work report, is a call to action to end the gender pay gap by enabling women and men in Australian families to ‘share the care’ more equitably.

Gari Yala (Speak the Truth) Gendered Insights

In 2020, the Gari Yala project documented the workplace experiences and recommendations of over 1,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers. This follow-up report analyses the original survey results by gender.

Inclusion@Work Index: Mapping the State of Flex in the Australian Workforce

This report highlights a positive link between flexible work and workplace inclusion and shows that the stigma around care, gender and flexible work continues. Concerningly, the report reveals a significant gap in the uptake of flexible working between men and women. The report also offers practical steps for addressing issues around flex and caring in your workplace.

She’s Price(d)less – 2022 update report

She’s Price(d)less is the fourth in a series of reports that uses econometric modelling applied to data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to unpack the factors that contribute to the gender pay gap.

Download our submission