join us to acknowledge the 50th Anniversary of Australia’s historic ‘equal pay’ legislation and to continue the conversation to achieve gender pay equity.
The aim of gender equality in the workplace is to achieve broadly equal outcomes for women and men, not necessarily outcomes that are exactly the same for all.
Using Average Weekly Earnings data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) calculates the national gender pay gap to be 15.3% for full-time employees, a difference of $251.20 per week. Follow the conversation at #EPD2017. WGEA Director Libby Lyons said Equal Pay Day was an important reminder of the continuing […]
Equal Pay Day falls on Monday 4 September this year, marking the additional days from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same pay as men.
Join the conversation #EPD2017 – on the 4th September. “Australia has achieved genuine equality between women and men in education,” said Ms Lyons WGEA Director Libby Lyons. “However, the persistent gender pay gap reflects the barriers women face in accessing equivalent pay packets to men. “This is ………………. a disaster for women, who are retiring […]
The gender pay gap is highest in the 45-54 age group at 20.0%. Increasing women’s workforce participation by 6% could add $25 billion a year to Australia’s GDP. (WGEA 2017)
Most women don’t work full-time. Women work part-time at three times the rate of men, which reduces their income and savings capacity.
Women in all sports have been fighting for a decade for a level playing field – equal pay for equal value. So are we. How did they get this far and what does it mean for women playing and leading in sport today?