Gender pay gap hits record high, prompting calls for Government action

Gender pay gap hits record high, prompting calls for Government action

ABC The gender pay gap has hit a record high of 18.8 per cent according to Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures, prompting calls for the Federal Government to reverse the upward trend. Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) president Ged Kearney said while the data reflected pay across the board, women could be paid less in the same jobs as men. "Now, [on top of] all the traditional barriers th…

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