Diversity & Inclusion

Our Targets

45/45/10

Gender diversity in
leadership roles

20%

Asian representation
in leadership roles

5%

year on year increase
in AWEI scores

“Diversity and inclusion is a key aspect of our People strategy and the way in which we choose to conduct our business.
Our values – Ownership, True Teamwork, Welcoming and Do The Right Thing – highlight what we believe in and our authentic approach to Diversity and Inclusion is built on these beliefs.
“We know that building talented teams will enable The Star Group to have the broadest and most talented pool of people available for current and future roles. With engaged, enabled and empowered people, we can deliver thrilling experiences.
“We’re proud to be recognised as one of the most diverse and inclusive workplaces in Australia.
“We pride ourselves on promoting and fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace and recognise the important contribution each of our team members’ unique perspective and background brings to The Star.”

Matt Bekier
The Star Entertainment Group's Managing Director and CEO

Recent Highlights

1 %
team members from multicultural backgrounds
1 %
females in leadership positions
1 +
Languages Spoken
2021AWEI_Badge_Silver
Refinitiv-Wide
WGA-Wide

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion At The Star

At The Star, our greatest strengths are the diversity of our people. Our success as we move towards becoming ‘Australia’s leading integrated resort company’ is underpinned by our talented teams and the unique perspectives and experiences they bring, every day.

We are committed to ensuring our culture remains welcoming, inclusive, and safe. We aim to provide our team members with an environment that is welcoming and respectful where they feel valued and able to be their best self and to make a difference within our communities, and to the guests we serve.

Our Engagement with Diversity and Inclusion Starts at the Top

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is embedded in all we do. Starting with our most senior leaders whose role is to champion our four areas of focus, we engage all team members in dedicated learning programs to help support their understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion and to remove instances of unconscious bias.

We are proud to be one of the most diverse and inclusive workplaces in Australia and encourage all our team members to participate in our core diversity and inclusion focus areas.

The Star supports four areas of focus and Team Member Working Groups: Proud @ The Star; Unity @ The Star; Women @ The Star and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Reconciliation.

These focus areas aim to provide an overarching roadmap for the enhancement of diversity and inclusion initiatives across The Star to strengthen our culture of safety, equity and conscious inclusion.

Led by Executive Sponsors, our working groups provide opportunities for team members to develop their talents, to grow professionally and to have pride in contributing to an inclusive and sustainable future for The Star.

Each group works closely with management to bring our commitments to life and to increase diversity within our talent programs and leadership, and to ensure we have the right practices around our decision making to welcome, develop, retain, connect, and enable top talent.

Proud @ The Star

Fosters a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for LGBTQI team members and guests, and to enable everyone to be their best and true self.

Our target: LGBTQI-inclusive employer as measured by our increasing scores on the Australian Workplace Equality Index.

Unity @ The Star

To capitalise on the cultural diversity and capability of our workforce to better service our customers, and to create and/or strengthen frameworks, policies and practices that are supportive of multicultural team members.

Our target: 20% Asian representation of leaders by 2023.

Balance @ The Star

To promote gender equality in all aspects of our business by championing change and advocating opportunities for all individuals.

Our target: 45% women, 45% men in leadership role by 2023. The remaining 10% reflects scope for any gender identity, including non-binary gender identities.

Reconciliation

The Star is committed to working towards endorsement of its draft or inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan – that will help our organisation to commit to practical actions towards reconciliation with Australia’s First Nations people.

2016 SHARE SALE FACILITIES

The Star Entertainment Group announced on 5 April 2016 share sale facilities that provided eligible small shareholders the opportunity to sell their shares without incurring any brokerage or handling costs.

Participation in the separate share sale facilities were open to eligible shareholders whose registered address was in Australia or New Zealand as at 7.00pm (Sydney time) on 29 March 2016 (Record Date) and who were:

  1. registered holders of less than a marketable parcel of shares (i.e. less than $500 worth of shares on the Record Date) (Small Holding Sale Facility); or
  2. registered holders of 5,000 or less shares (but held at least $500 worth of shares) on the Record Date (Voluntary Share Sale Facility).

On 5 April 2016, eligible shareholders were sent a letter together with a Share Retention Form (for the Small Holding Sale Facility) or a Sale Instruction Form (for the Voluntary Share Sale Facility), and Terms and Conditions for the relevant share sale facility.

Both share sale facilities closed at 5:00pm (Sydney time) on 17 May 2016 (Closing Date).

All participants who had their SGR shares sold under either the Small Holding Sale Facility or the Voluntary Share Sale Facility received the same average price of $5.51 per share, which was calculated by dividing the total proceeds from the sale of all SGR shares sold under the facilities by the total number of SGR shares sold under the facilities.

Payment of the sale proceeds were made to participating shareholders on 27 May 2016 in accordance with their payment instructions as recorded on the share register.

Small Holding Sale Facility

The Small Holding Sale Facility was conducted in accordance with The Star Entertainment Group’s Constitution and the Australian Securities Exchange Listing Rules that enables all listed companies to sell shareholdings valued at less than $500 (Unmarketable Parcel).

Based on a share price of $5.68, being the closing price of The Star Entertainment Group (SGR) shares on the Australian Securities Exchange on the Record Date, an Unmarketable Parcel was any holding of 88 shares or less.

Eligible shareholders who wished to retain their Unmarketable Parcel were required to return a Share Retention Form to the share registry by the Closing Date.

Small Holding Facility Key Dates:

  • 29 March 2016 (7pm) – Record Date
  • 5 April 2016 – Facility Opened
  • 17 May 2016 (5pm) – Facility Closed
  • 27 May 2016 – Payment of sale proceeds and mailing of payment advices

Voluntary Share Sale Facility

The Voluntary Share Sale Facility was conducted in accordance with Class Order CO 08/10 issued by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.

Eligible shareholders who wished to sell their shares under the Voluntary Share Sale Facility were required to return a Sale Instruction Form by the Closing Date.

Voluntary Holding Facility Key Dates:

  • 29 March 2016 (7pm) – Record Date
  • 5 April 2016 – Facility Opened
  • 17 May 2016 (5pm) – Facility Closed
  • 27 May 2016 – Payment of sale proceeds and mailing of payment advices

For full details of the Small Holding Sale Facility and the Voluntary Share Sale Facility, please see the ASX Announcement dated 5 April 2016 in the News section of our website.

POST DEMERGER TAX INFORMATION

The demerger of The Star Entertainment Group (formerly known as Echo Entertainment Group Limited) from Tabcorp Holdings Limited (Tabcorp) was implemented on 15 June 2011 by way of Scheme of Arrangement pursuant to the Tabcorp Scheme Booklet dated 15 April 2011 (Demerger).

As part of the Demerger, Tabcorp sought a ruling from the Australian Taxation Office on the taxation implications for shareholders. On 29 June 2011, the Australian Taxation Office issued Class Ruling CR 2011/66, in accordance with the application made by Tabcorp. A copy of the Class Ruling CR 2011/66 can be viewed here.

A Tax Calculator is provided below to assist shareholders in calculating the Australian capital gains tax cost base allocation for Tabcorp shares and The Star Entertainment Group shares. The Tax Calculator is a general guide only and does not constitute tax advice. Shareholders should seek advice from an appropriate professional adviser on the tax implications of the Demerger based on their own individual circumstances.

Click here to download the Tax Calculator
Click here to access information on the Australian Taxation Office website