News: People and Culture
Each year the Workplace Gender Equality Agency uses the Australian Bureau of Statistics average weekly earnings data to calculate the number of days after the end of financial year that women have to work to be paid the same as the average man. The date they arrive at is called Equal Pay Day .
Islamic New Year, First of Muharram (18 - 19 July 2023)
Every year on 26 May, National Sorry Day remembers the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities. This is an important commemoration, in which our entire society acknowledges the enormous cultural, spiritual and personal damage that was done to countless individuals and communities impacted by the experience of what we now know as ‘The Stolen Generations’. We cannot move forward without recognising the wrongs of the past, and in that spirit I would like to join my voice to those saying sorry.