By Terri Macdonald. On 25 March 2014, Senator Eric Abetz, Minister for Employment and Senator Michaelia Cash, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, announced a public consultation process on reporting requirements established under the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (the Act). This was in response to lobbying by business groups and employers calling on the government to water down the existing reporting requirements and to delay or abandon the additional reporting requirements that were due to come into effect in 2015 and 2016. More...