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It’s Time to Stop Short-Changing Women

The gender pay gap is the difference between women’s and men’s average weekly full-time equivalent earnings, expressed as a percentage of men’s earnings.

The national gender pay gap is calculated annually by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency using the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ labour force data.

In 2018 the national gender pay gap reached its lowest level in 20 years at 14.6%. Equal Pay Day is on Friday 31st August , marking the 62 additional days from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same pay as men. and reached its lowest level in 20 years.

We cannot be complacent as there is still work to do.

Research shows the main factors contributing to the gender pay gap are

  • discrimination and bias in hiring and pay decisions
  • women and men working in different industries and different jobs, with female-dominated industries attracting lower wages
  • women’s disproportionate share of unpaid caring and domestic work
  • lack of workforce flexibility to accommodate caring and other responsibilities, especially in senior roles
  • women’s greater time out of the workforce impacting career progression and opportunities

 

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